Is that the Eye of Sauron? Twitter reacts to first image of black hole
Apr 10, 2019
One does not simply walk through the Messier 87 galaxy, at least that’s what the universe seems to be telling us this morning.
Event Horizon Project scientists released the very first image of a black hole in documented history Wednesday morning, and social media users have been quick to notice how it kind of looks like the Eye of Sauron from “The Lord of the Rings.”
— NoleMan (@NoleMan22) April 10, 2019
— Joel Ferguson (@Deadandgone70) April 10, 2019
« For nothing is evil in the beginning. Even Sauron was not so. » pic.twitter.com/dVCHSNLi5U
— Silvère Boucher-Lambert (@silverebl) April 10, 2019
#Sauron -“Now the Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it, to be subject wholly to it and to last only so long as it too should last. pic.twitter.com/dFRs7qa29g
— RVCKathleen (@rvckathleen) April 10, 2019
— Alexander Hopkinson (@_Hopkinson_) April 10, 2019
The Eye of Sauron has returned to Mordor. Assemble the fellowship. https://t.co/grSe0xVjgt
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) April 10, 2019
The Eye of Sauron is apparently now hiding in the middle of space waiting patiently for his return. https://t.co/8AgLpWygPC
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 10, 2019
The black hole is a supermassive black hole in the M87 galaxy said to be 6.5 billion times bigger than the Sun, according to Time. Don’t worry — that’s about 55 million light-years away from Earth.
Just don’t go skipping through the wrong galaxy with the One Ring, just to be safe.