This is the first real picture of a black hole.
After years of using computer-generated images, scientists have captured the first real image of a black hole with the Horizon Telescope event. The snapshot of the supermassive black hole in the Messier 87 galaxy (about 55 million light-years away) shows the "shadow" that arises when the event horizon bends and sucks in the light.
The image required the joining of eight existing high-end telescopes, including those in Chile and the Antarctic, to achieve an angular resolution high enough to be such a relatively compact object (the event horizon is "only 24.9 billion miles wide ") at extreme distance. Supercomputers at the Max Planck Institute and the Haystack Observatory of MIT had to combine "petabytes" of raw data from the telescopes.
Watch SpaceX Launch Falcon Heavy and Triple Booster Landing on Thursday
19659003] Last year, SpaceX launched its massive rocket Falcon Heavy for the first time. While the plan to bring back all three of its boosters has been unsuccessful, the company will try again today, and as usual, you can watch a live stream of the experiment here. A start attempt on Wednesday night came through because of the strong atmospheric winds, but another window opens on Thursday evening between 18:30 and 20:30 (ET).
Amazon Go stores will accept cash
The company has not published any details or time restrictions. However, this may be the answer to allegations that cashless businesses discriminate against people without bank accounts or smartphones – or people with bad creditworthiness. Last month, Philadelphia was the first US city to ban cashless businesses. New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, DC, are considering similar legislation, and Massachusetts and New Jersey are now banning cashless businesses.
Donald Glover's Coachella set includes links to Google and Amazon. 19659003]
First, the musician is organizing a festival "Brighter in the Dark", which will demonstrate the night vision capabilities of Pixel 3. Then, after Childish Gambino's Coachella set ends late Friday / early Saturday morning (of course, all live streams on YouTube), Amazon Prime Video will stream its new film Guava Island – for the first 18 hours, it's free.
Hulu orders & # 39; The Dropout & # 39; Theranos Miniseries by Kate McKinnon
The show would be produced by and star Saturday Night Live veteran Kate McKinnon and had its roots in a similarly titled podcast that was turned into a 20/20 documentary in March.
YouTube TV costs another $ 50 per month hike
The Google-operated service has announced that it will raise the monthly base price to $ 50 (US $ 55) Subscribe directly through Apple TV), now available for new subscribers and from May 13 for existing customers
Flirt with Satan, but not your best friend, in Emo-Adventure & # 39; Afterparty & # 39;
In the upcoming storytelling adventure game From Night School Studio, the Prince of Darkness hosts an angry man on the edge of Hell's Waiting Room, a city where fresh corpses are processed before being tortured for an eternity be transported away. There is a constant challenge for anyone who goes through: If you outsmart Satan, you can return to Earth. This is where the main characters Lola and Milo come into play.
According to the co-founder of Night School, Sean Krankel: "About the thing we do not talk about much in the press is that in this game, the essence of friendship is ups and downs and management, like it's about being in a long-term relationship with someone, and how you might be able to do something about it. "
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