First image from $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is the farthest humanity has ever seen in both time and distance and will be followed with four more images on Tuesday.
After decades of preparation, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch on December 22, bringing humanity closer to distant planets, and the origin of the universe.
The triple system, called HR 6819, is perhaps three times closer than the previous closest-known black hole.
The team that observed the black hole works under the Event Horizon Telescope project, an international collaboration that tries to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole using a global network of Earth-based telescopes.
Some 65 million light-years from Earth, NGC1052-DF2 – "DF2" for short – is about the same size as our Milky Way, but has 100 to 1,000 times fewer stars.
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