Way down in the hole, the cosmic ballet unfolds

Way down in the hole, the cosmic ballet unfolds

Last Wednesday’s first ever photograph of a black hole was just the latest episode in what have been an amazing few years for space discovery

Imagine, if you will, a DVD disc. Then get someone to put it on the moon. Now stand where you are right now and try to see it. If it’s the morning, it’s particularly tough, but the night sky isn’t going to really help all that much.

Last week, we saw that disc in all its glory. The black hole at the centre of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy is over 54...

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