Black hole image validates imagining the unimaginable

Long dreamed of yet unseen, invisible stars intrigued scientists and the public as well

Pierre-Simon Laplace

Long before scientists knew black holes were real, Pierre-Simon Laplace imagined “invisible bodies” in space.

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