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Eye of Sauron, blurred autofocus and Goatse: how the Internet met the first photo of a black hole in the history of mankind

The image immediately became a topic for a lot of jokes.


Photo by @Bosslogic

On April 10, astrophysicists presented the first image of the black hole event horizon. The historical image, over which scientists worked for several years, was the main topic of the day, which was actively discussed in social networks. American science journalist Michael Moyer, for example, showed what his news feeds look like on Twitter.

The first photo of the black hole in history was met with hundreds of jokes. The most popular is about the fact that the black hole event horizon resembles the eye of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings.

I knew I saw it somewhere before

He is back! Collect hobbits! Need to destroy the ring!

Also, users of social networks noted that the image came out as if out of focus. Some commentators have “corrected” the focus.

The black hole’s photo is blurry, but if you zoom in and make it clearer, then you can see all its destructive power.

Used a Photoshop filter to make the black hole’s photo clearer, and amazed at the result

This photo of the black hole is a bit blurry. Let’s make it clearer

On Twitter, they remembered that the black hole event horizon had already been shown in detail in the Interstellar movie.

Some bloggers recalled the advertising campaign of the Huawei P30 Pro Smartphone, where they relied on a “breakthrough” zoom.

Some users noted that the black hole photos were taken much earlier. And put the “evidence”.

Incredible: after ten years of research, scientists have published this photo of a supermassive black hole

The first photo of the black hole

Brands quickly joined the theme of the day.

Enough and other jokes.

NASA: * Publishes the first photo of the black hole *. Photo: * Looks like a black hole *. I:

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