Astronomers from around the world, united by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, have unveiled the historic black hole picture. The black hole image was revealed to the public on Wednesday, April 10, during six simultaneous press conferences across four continents. The incredible discovery confirmed the existence of black holes, which until now have only been a theory supported by Albert Einstein’s general relativity. There are also those who saw in the black hole photo proof of humanity’s finite time on this Earth.
Paul Begley, an evangelical Christian preacher from Indiana in the US, argued we are all “racing” towards God’s final end of days.
Speaking about the black hole photo during an online sermon dubbed The Apocalypse Is Coming, the firebrand preacher said the physics of black hole singularities are reflected in the end times.
Pastor Begley said: “Do you understand that space and time are equivalent?
“Well, let’s do a little Paul Begley physics. I’m not a physicist but space and time are equivalent.
“So if space tightens, time speeds up – oh no, don’t you go there with me.
“So, if we’re racing towards God’s ultimate conclusion, that an angel will stand one foot on land, one foot in the sea and declare that time shall be no more, then tell me how do you do that?
“How do you have no more time? You have to eliminate time and space and light.
“Ok, so let’s see if we get this right. In God, there is no darkness at all for God is light and them that are born of God are born of love, and love and light are literally symmetrically in agreement.
“Love and light. The more love there is the more light, the more light, the more love there is. Light and darkness have no fellowship, ok?”
Pastor Begley vehemently argued this is supported not only by biblical scripture but also scientists would “concur with that”.
The preacher then asked what prophetically lies beyond the unseen of the black hole.
He said: “Are we getting ever so closer to the realisation God is omnipotent, God is everlasting?
“Are we beginning to comprehend it now, proving that before there was anything, there was God?
“Without God, nothing was made that was made for in the begging was the word, the word was with God, the word was God.”
After the black hole picture was taken, language professor Larry Kimura of the University of Hawaii-Hilo, has named it Powehi.
The translated name means embellished dark source of unending creation or the adorned fathomless dark creation.
The professors said in a statement: “It is awesome that we, as Hawaiians today, are able to connect to an identity from long ago, as chanted in the 2,102 lines of the Kumulipo, and bring forward this precious inheritance for our lives today.
“To have the privilege of giving a Hawaiian name to the very first scientific confirmation of a black hole is very meaningful to me and my Hawaiian lineage that comes from po, and I hope we are able to continue naming future black holes from Hawaii astronomy according to the Kumulipo.”
The black hole picture was taken by a network of eight radio telescopes linked together into one powerful instrument.
Scientist have managed to capture one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, about 55 million light-years away from Earth – a distance of 323,324,400,000,000,000,000 miles (520,340,180,000,000,000,000km).