Whats the proof that its not a made up picture ? I mean after 20 years scientists might over write this and get sth better.. This is whats been happening through centuries. 55 Billion LIGHT years away and the science people can see it. Light according to science take how long to reach earth?… and according to science we see what happened in the past?… 55 billion light years. How far does light travels in 1 light year and multiply it with 55 billion light years. How old is the universe according to science. Curios. Until we get sucked into it. Sorry, first thing I thought of when they were describing what it’s capable of doing.
The light used to create this image departed from the area around the black hole 55 million years ago. It’s 55 million light years away. Who knows? It might not even be there now. But that will take another 55 million years for us to find out. Jack Gill – True, except that black holes aren’t going anywhere. The only idea we have on how they can ‘die’ pretty much requires the heat death of the universe first. Jack Gill that’s true if you happen to be traveling there. That image took 2 years to capture. And if you want to know if it’s still there, it will take another 2 years to find out. But if you want to go there physically, you will need 55 million years to do that, traveling at the speed of light.