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This image, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows light and gas swirling around the lip of a supermassive black hole, a monster of the universe whose existence was theorized by Einstein more than a century ago but confirmed only indirectly over the decades. (Event Horizon Telescope)

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Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer April 10, 2019