In a study published in the Physical Review Letters on Thursday, local time, researchers from the EHT collaboration re validated Einstein’s theory by analyzing images of supermassive black holes at the center of Messier 87. < / P > < p > “this is really just the beginning,” LIA Medeiros, an astrophysicist at the Advanced Institute and co-author of the study, said in a press release. “We have now shown that it is possible to test gravity theory using images of black holes.” < / P > < p > by capturing the image of M87 * – an object 6.5 billion times larger than the sun, the team was able to observe more closely how this giant black hole bends space-time. The black hole does not emit any light, but it is surrounded by a hot disk of accretion gas around the event horizon, which is the point where it cannot return. This hot, bright gas forms the shadow of a black hole. When the researchers took the first photograph of M87 *, it was visible against a bright orange background, consistent with general relativity’s prediction. < / P > < p > in this new study, the team tried to overturn general relativity. Although it has been shown to be consistent with observations of the universe, it is still not consistent with the larger theory of how gravity works, so scientists have been looking for ways to prove it. But when they saw the size of the black hole’s shadow, their hopes were dashed. It seems that Einstein will not lose. The new results show that general relativity holds even under the most extreme conditions – near black holes. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure