The world saw the image of an actual black hole for the very first time that was captured at a whopping distance of 53.5 million light-years from Earth.
A day later, the head of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman claimed that the Sagittarius A* and M87’s black hole were spotted by him way back in 2015.
Defining the events surrounding his discovery Muneeb said, “I just stumbled upon these images accidentally while looking for the Eid-ul-Fitr moon. Now that was a real discovery! As you may recall 2015 was a particularly tricky year, moon-wise”.
While he was polishing his telescope for the season to come with one hand and typing in the Google search ‘lunar cycle 2019’ with the other hand, he spoke with the dependent and explained that he could not make the sighting public because there was only one shahadat (testimony) at the time. He added that “With half a testimony coming from the woman who made the discovery (again) I could now finally disclose the information. “I’m not in it for the glory like these Western ‘scientists’. I simply perform my duty of determining the entire country’s breakfast plans on a particular day every year. I am satisfied with that much!”
He was further informed that it took two years to process the hundreds of terabytes caught by the telescope at a cost of $60 million. On this, the head of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman response by pointing one finger to his telescope and another to the sky.