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.
The photo, with a black hole surrounded by a circle of light, inspired people to edit the photo into different kinds of creative images.
The black hole becomes an eyeball. (Photo via Weibo)
The black hole is an eye of a fish. (Photo via Weibo)
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)
The black hole resembles firework. (Photo via Weibo)
People make a comparison between the black hole and an emoji. (Photo via Weibo)
People even imagine the process of the black hole gradually turning into a doughnut. (Photo via Weibo)
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)