Mahindra vice-chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra speaks at a news conference in Seoul on August 23, 2010. India's leading sports utility vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra signed a preliminary agreement to take over bankrupt South Korean carmaker Ssangyong Motor. AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE
Mahindra vice-chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra speaks at a news conference in Seoul on August 23, 2010. India's leading sports utility vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra signed a preliminary agreement to take over bankrupt South Korean carmaker Ssangyong Motor. AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE

It was a historic breakthrough for scientists after they released the first-ever photo of black hole yesterday. The image, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows light and gas swirling around the lip of a supermassive black hole, a monster of the universe whose existence was theorised by Albert Einstein more than a century ago but confirmed only indirectly over the decades.

Many people came up with their reactions on the same and Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, had rather a comic response on the matter. Mahindra compared the photo of black hole with dunkin donuts and tweeted that the photo proves humans are inheritors of an intergalactic dunkin donuts franchise. Have a look at the tweet.


Later, he even compared it with South Indian dish Wada, calling the cosmic soup as a giant Sambar bowl. He tweeted it after filmmaker Ram Subramanian pointed out that Mahindra could have also compared it with Wada instead of donut. Check out the tweets below.

Even people were excited with Mahindra’s reference to black hole. Have a look at tweets.

Supermassive black holes are situated at the center of most galaxies, including ours, and are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Light gets bent and twisted around by gravity in a bizarre funhouse effect as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. The new image confirmed yet another piece of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Einstein even predicted the object’s neatly symmetrical shape.

With PTI inputs

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