Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
First Ever Image of a Black Hole, Scientists Call It ‘a Monter’
Astronomers have released the first-ever image of a black hole from a distant galaxy. With a size of 3 million earth put together and almost 40-billion km across, the black hole has been dubbed as ‘a monster’ by the scientists. It took a network of eight linked telescopes, called Event Horizon Telescope to capture the image of this massive black hole. According to the observers, the black hole has 6.5 million times the mass of our sun and is situated 500 million km away from earth. The bright surroundings of the black hole are gaseous materials orbiting it, while the centre is pitch black that devours even light through its gravitational pull. The rendition that we are used to seeing in our movies is close to this picture. So, what stands, in theory, is been proven now through this picture. But the image is still blurry and isn’t jaw-dropping. But the scientists are happy that the image will give them more information to study the black hole. Report by BBC News.
Amazon Employees Are Serious About Climate Change And Boy, They Are Speaking Up
Use Your Android Phone as a Security Key, Will It Improve Security?
Google has announced that any phone running Android version 7 or above could also be used as a physical key for two-factor authentication checks. This addition has made Google phones a better option when compared to other existing 2FA systems. So instead of purchasing a new dongle for physical two-factor authentication, you can just use your existing Android phone. To start doing this all you need to do is to use your phone’s Bluetooth and connect it to a chrome browser to verify the login. Link.
Uber Is Eying $100B IPO Valuation, Can It Do It?
No doubt Uber IPO is one of the most exciting and biggest IPO’s that the world is going to witness. But according to some sources, the company is looking to value the IPO at $100 billion through its stock sale. While the investment bankers are valuing the company at $120 billion in the market. In a letter to its convertible bondholders, Uber released these details. Uber is looking to generate $10 billion from IPO for further expansion. As reported by The New York Times.