AZUZ: Researchers with the National Science Foundation, a U.S. government agency, say a super massive black hole is more than a Muse song. They say they captured a picture of one and that this is the first direct visual evidence that black holes exist. Some physicists have argued that they don't.
In theory, a black hole is a body whose gravity is so intense that not even a light can escape from it. To capture what they say is an image of one, scientists synced up a global network of telescopes in 2017, and they all zoomed in on a spot in the universe that's estimated to be 55 million light years away from earth.
It took two years for them to combine the data and produce this picture. What they called an M87 black hole is the shadow in the middle and they say the orange glow around it is the material that's creating the event horizon.
The director of the National Science Foundation says pictures like this help scientists understand the mysteries of black holes and reveal the complexities of the universe. Their investigation of M87 continues.
理论上，黑洞是重力极强的天体，其重力强到光都无法逃离 。研究人员表示，为了捕获黑洞的照片，科学家在2017年将分散在全球各地的望远镜组合成一个网络并使所有望远镜实现同步，然后全部追踪宇宙中一个距地球约5500万光年的位置 。
他们用两年时间完成了整合数据和生成照片的工作 。他们表示，中间的阴影是被称为M87的黑洞，而黑洞周围的橙色光是产生事件视界的物质 。
美国国家科学基金会的负责人表示，这种照片有助于科学家理解黑洞的谜团并揭示宇宙的复杂性 。他们将继续对M87进行研究 。
1. more than 比…更；比…更重要；
Now, if it was me, I'd want to do more than just change the locks.
2. in theory 从理论上说；照理说；
In theory, the buyer could ask the seller to have a test carried out.
3. sync up 同步；
The next wave of rulings ought to sync up the law with the real world.
4. zoom in on 拉近镜头；
The camera zoomed in on her beautiful eyes.