The mysteries of deep, dark outer space became a little less mysterious yesterday when the world got its first ever glimpse of a black hole.
The supermassive black hole, which measures 40 billion km across, was described by scientists as a “monster.”
But the internet, being what it is, was mainly concerned with churning out some rather funny memes.
These are some of the best and brightest from across the galaxy and beyond…
Plenty of people thought it looked like a delicious snack
Some thought it was eerily similar to the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings
Or is it actually the Game Of Thrones logo?
One person made a very good point about how blurry the image is
And someone else concocted a truly terrifying mash-up with everyone’s favourite ogre
This person has played the Lil Nas X/Billy Ray Cyrus remix one too many times
The Museum of English Rural Life, meanwhile, tweeted a perfect throwback to their legendary ‘absolute unit’ tweet
Let's take a moment to remember that thing of beauty.
This guy summed up our collective amazement at the black hole image
One national newspaper couldn't resist an obvious Brexit comparison
And at least one person was, well, thirsty for the region of space time
Gamers, however, saw the Super Smash Bros logo
Ah, so THAT’S where I left my keys?!
In conclusion, the internet loves you, black hole! Now, please don't consume us in an apocalyptic, end-of-days-style intergalactic disaster. Thanks!