This could be one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the year- humans, for the first time, may be able to "see" the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy or the one of our close cosmic neighbor, Messier 87. The unusual entities are unimaginably-dense objects with gravitational pulls so intense that nothing - even light - can escape their grasp.
Gopal Narayanan at the University of MA said in 2017, 'These are the observations that will help us to sort through all the wild theories about black holes. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole, and, although the concept has always been assumed to be fact, the Event Horizon Telescope's success would provide the first clear visual evidence of their existence.
Scientists have been attempting to take images of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that lurks in the middle of our galaxy.
The excitement is growing about the series of the press conference, as they could well announce a photograph-breaking the new ground in our understanding of the universe.
The object of the telescope's attention, Sagittarius A*, is a supermassive black hole located at the center of the Milky Way.
When it comes to spotting a black hole, the distance is really what is holding humanity back.
So while we can understand black holes by proxy, because of the way they affect the space that surrounds them, they cannot be directly seen.
Press briefings on the image will be held simultaneously in the US, Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.
This has proved incredibly testing for scientists, due to dust and disruption surrounding black holes.
Seeing the event horizon of a black hole is something that's theoretically possible. The speakers at these various events include some heavy hitters, such as Carlos Moedas, the European commissioner for research, science and innovation; James Liao, president of the Academia Sinica; European Southern Observatory Director General Xavier Barcons; and Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Director Sean Dougherty.