It shows matter accelerated to half the speed of light by nothing more than falling towards a massive object. How can that not be spectacular?Spectacular? No, absolutely not.
The shadow we see is not the same kind of shadow any object would create. It's the area of spacetime that is curved so hard, light can't pass through towards us. It's not so much blocked as it is either twisted away or outright consumed by a gigantic gravity pull.Lol I don't know what people were expecting, but it looks exactly as I thought it would. It's not in the middle of a belch which I think is the more interesting part. That's how most black holes were viewed is with the energy expulsion along the axis. It's pretty cool you can see the warping along the event horizon.
So it's a shadow, they say? So black holes can cast shadows? I mean, they're collapsed stars so there's a physical, perhaps tangible mass there, and there's known rogue black holes just roaming through space, but still. That means there is something in there, it's not just a giant hole in space where nothing exists. Something's in there.