CULTURE First photo of black hole becomes meme on social media

CULTURE

First photo of black hole becomes meme on social media

By Bao Han | People's Daily app

11:56, April 11, 2019

The first-ever photo of a black hole, a groundbreaking collaboration of over 200 scientists from across the globe, was unveiled at six press conferences across the globe on Wednesday, and quickly became a meme on social media.

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(Photo: eventhorizontelescope.org)

The photo, with a black hole surrounded by a circle of light, inspired people to edit the photo into different kinds of creative images.

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The black hole becomes an eyeball. (Photo via Weibo)

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The black hole is an eye of a fish. (Photo via Weibo)

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People made comparisons between the black hole and a honeycomb briquette, which is honeycomb-like compressed block of coal dust often used to start a fire. (Photo via Weibo)

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The black hole resembles firework. (Photo via Weibo)

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People make a comparison between the black hole and an emoji. (Photo via Weibo)

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People even imagine the process of the black hole gradually turning into a doughnut. (Photo via Weibo)

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A creative play on words with Ant Check Later in Chinese, a popular consumer credit product, implying that credit consumption is a “bottomless pit” that can never be filled just like the black hole. (Photo via Weibo)

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