1st-ever photo of a black hole to be revealed

1st-ever photo of a black hole to be revealed

Event Horizon Telescope project holding news conference live at 9 a.m. ET

Scientists are expected to unveil today the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics providing insight into celestial monsters with gravitational fields so intense no matter or light can escape.

The U.S. National Science Foundation has scheduled a news conference in Washington to announce a “groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project,” an international partnership formed in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole.

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