We took an image of a Black Hole!
OK, we know, we know — we're a little late to the party. But we go in deep on this acclaimed image from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, to find out what this weird donut thing is all about, why it's NOT an image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own galaxy as was widely expected, why the donut seems a bit lopsided, and conclude that this is indeed a first-class addition to the long list of truly iconic astronomical imagery.
Things we talk about in this episode:
How To Understand the Image of a Black Hole, by Veritasium
M87 Galaxy and its jet
Rotating black holes (more Veritasium, what is it with this guy)