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BOYS ITS HERE

WE FINALLY GOT SPACE VACUUM IN PHOTO

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  • 5
    Woah!!
  • 13
    My non-geek friend‘s first reaction: “wow, that’s a whole lotta nothing. What’s so great about this?”
  • 7
    Was watching that as well! Pretty fucking amazing!
  • 9
    *smiles in infinity*
  • 6
    That is both beautiful and absolutely terrifying
  • 6
    @Root What about sad? I would like to see something thrown into it, but it's so far away... "So many things to throw, so little time..."
  • 10
    I'd love to see my clients there... They totally deserve it.
  • 2
    cool, what is that glowing thing? and how can you make a photo of nothing?
  • 3
    That's a pretty bad quality. Here, take a better one:
  • 2
    And without the speaker, but with more blackness around (because I used it as my new YouTube banner):
  • 4
    My friend was next to me earlier and said “look at this picture of a black hole.” I thought he said butthole, this was much more interesting lmao
  • 2
    When I saw this for the first time I thought it was just not fully loaded progressive JPEG lol xD
  • 1
    Colonoscopy?
  • 3
    Suspiciously resembles a pixelated version of the eye of sauron
  • 2
    @Fabian
    Bruh, you didn't match your blacks lol. It's the ring with a straight black box, and a very-dark grey color around it
  • 2
    @Jilano I’d love to throw a planet to it and a star but first planet
  • 2
    @jschmold I did colour-pick inside the black area and also considered making it a gradient, but that also wouldn't have completely removed the border, because it's a screenshot of the stream, filmed from the image projected onto their wall. I hope they'll release the original for download soon.
  • 2
    @Fabian protip: radial alpha gradient.
  • 4
    MURPH
  • 3
    @neriald Yes! That must be wonderful to witness (except if it happens to be your star or planet)
  • 2
    @Jilano haha yeah then it would “suck”
  • 1
    @careless ahahaha, made me chuckle!
  • 0
    Mordor
  • 2
    @careless I can almost hear the main theme instrumental
  • 2
    Vacuum? There is a lot of mass in that photo.
  • 2
    If anyone's interested in the size of M87 compared to our solar system, XKCD just released a nice image (source: https://xkcd.com/2135/)
  • 1
    @Jilano That's massive!!
  • 5
    Present this picture to a client and they might ask for a better resolution with the budget of a cheap plastic binocular.
  • 1
    Space's own vacuum cleaner
  • 0
    @Root That wouldn't help either, the border is irregularly coloured.
  • 0
    But here is the original, it was published by now:
  • 0
    @Fabian So extend your radial gradient's beginning out into the blackness beyond the accretion disk.
  • 0
    @Root So you're saying I should overwrites part of the original image with a different shade of black to improve the transition?
  • 2
    @Fabian Basically?

    0% alpha (opaque) in a circle from the center until the outer edge of the accretion disk (the first bit of black past the orange glow). From there, increase the alpha in a gradient until it's completely transparent some distance out.

    Now place the resulting image in a black background. All of the dark greys in the image background now fade smoothly into black.

    (Though the effect would be better if you brush the transparency/mask yourself in photoshop because of the flared sides.)
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