What's The Big Deal About Photo of a Black Hole? - Hope 103.2

What’s The Big Deal About Photo of a Black Hole?

Physics lecturer Luke Barnes explains the importance of a world-first image that would make Albert Einstein smile.

By Ben McEachenMonday 23 May 2022Hope MorningsCultureReading Time: 1 minute

Everyone seemed to breathe a collective gasp at the release of a black hole photograph recently.

Getting a look at the “gentle giant” at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is, apparently, a really big deal.

But why?

Luke Barnes is a lecturer in physics at Western Sydney University, with a PhD in astronomy from University of Cambridge. He also is part of the ISCAST network of Christians in Science and Technology.

Luke spoke with Hope Mornings about the importance of this space image, why Albert Einstein would be particularly chuffed with it, and what God makes of all this fuss about a black hole selfie.

Listen to the interview with Luke Barnes in the player above.

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