Here is the majesty of science. We just saw the First image of a black hole.. Now let's make silly jokes about it.
the Horizon telescope project event, which consists of an international network of radio telescopes, revealed an amazing vision of a real black hole on Wednesday. It looks like a twisted circle, with a gradation of colors red, orange, yellow and white with a dark center.
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At first glance, every fan of The Lord of the Rings, lover of hobbits, noticed the resemblance of the black hole to the Eye of Sauron.
But the black hole is giving us more than just the evil eye. It also resembles certain foods for breakfast. Artist Paul Scott Canavan says he used Photoshop's vibration reduction filter to lighten the image. What he got was a cosmic donut.
The system administrator, Gabor Heja, went in a less sugary direction and discovered that the black hole is actually the largest raisin cinnamon bun in the world, and it is still hot.
Sean Martell, Firefox's communications design leader, noticed a familiar logo lurking in the bright circle of the black hole.
Google could not resist entering the fun. Launched a Google Doodle with a black hole animation sucking Google letters.
The children of the 90s now have the 1994 Soundgarden hit Black Hole Sun stuck in their heads. Twitter user José Morales-González noticed a certain similarity between the image of Event Horizon and the cover of Soundgarden's Superunknown album.
Rumors of a resumption of the Disney sci-fi movie in 1979, The Black Hole, are receiving a new image. "I see that the Disney remake of The Black Hole has finally escaped the hell of development," wrote screenwriter Phillip Bastien.
The cartoonist and scientific writer Rosemary Mosco is a pechera. She sees a bird's eye.
Twin Peaks fans found a parallel image in the return series of director David Lynch.
If you have ever played the Katamari Damacy games, you will appreciate this joke:
The image of the black hole is shaping up as a Rorschach test. What you see will depend on your hobbies and interests, and how hungry you are when you look at it.
Originally published on April 10, at 8:48 a.m. PT.
Update, 2:23 p.m. PT: Added the Google black hole doodle.