Science makes fabulous claims and the general public takes scientists at their word. But, it may be necessary for those who are at least somewhat inquisitive to question the version of events provided by ‘science’.
The recent reveal of the first ever ‘image’ (photograph) of a black hole was widely covered by the news media. However, if one took time to read past the headlines, it quickly became clear that there was no actual image of a black hole. Instead, astronomers used algorithms to calculate, based on data gathered by multiple telescopes, what the black hole might look like.
While NASA observations did not directly trace out the historic image, astronomers used data from NASA’s Chandra and NuSTAR satellites to measure the X-ray brightness of M87’s jet.NASA
When someone tells me that they have captured an image (photograph) of something, I understand that they have used a camera to capture the light of an object. In this case, NASA/JPL sensationalized their accomplishment by saying that the first ever image had been captured—their language was even weaker (traced out).
Let us be a bit more critical when considering the supposed accomplishments of science, and read beyond the headlines to decide for ourselves if what we are being told is in line with reality.