Some info about the black hole to put in perspective just how impressive this is:
- It's the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy
- It's 55 million light years away from earth
- It's mass is 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun
- The event horizon is 40 billion km across. For reference, the distance from the Sun to Neptune, the outer most planet in our Solar System, is 4.5 billion km
Just completely insane scales all round, and we've just gone and taken a snap of it. Also rumors are circulating that an image of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of our galaxy, may be soon to follow.