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The best black hole memes: From toasted bagels to the Eye of Sauron

Twitter on fire: the black hole has already invited a slew of out-of-this-world memes

The first ever photo of a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Reuters 
The first ever photo of a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Reuters 

On Wednesday April 10, the world collectively gawped in awe at the first-ever image of a black hole. The photo shows the Messier 87 galaxy (M87), with the black hole lurking at its centre. It is some 500 billion, billion kilometres away from Earth, with a mass over 6 billion times that of the sun.

Within hours, the internet had reacted and turned one of the most significant breakthroughs in modern science into meme fodder. Here, we round up some of the best:

Lord of the Rings fans feel like they have seen it somewhere before...

For others, it resembled their favourite breakfast food...

In fact, it seemed to make Twitter hungry in general...

And then there are the memes that are just a little rude...

People were also defending the scientific feat...

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Updated: April 11, 2019 09:55 AM

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