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This video captures Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969. It is a monumental scientific achievement as well as a pivotal point in human history. This is my favorite video because it goes to show that there is no limit to what can be achieved with enough effort and hard work.
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” -Albert Einstein
The above quote from Albert Einstein is an allusion to the mind-boggling field of quantum mechanics. At the quantum scale, everything is based on probability, and nothing is what it seems. From superposition to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, quantum mechanics remains a mystery to this day. This quote is meaningful to me because it reminds me how little we know and how much there is yet to learn.
This is the first picture of a black hole, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope on April 10th, 2019. The image captures the silhouette of a black hole as light is bent by the extreme gravitational force it exerts. Although there has long been evidence for the presence of black holes, taking a picture of a black hole was previously thought to be impossible as light is unable to escape its gravitational pull. Not only does this picture prove that Albert Einstein was right after all this time, but it also proves that nothing is impossible; hence why this is my favorite picture.