I don’t think my article is clickbait. The title says “Capturing Our First Ever Image of a Black Hole” and that’s exactly what we’re doing, capturing an image of a black hole. A truly deceptive title would have said “This is the First Ever Image of a Black Hole”. I never claim to have the image. Only that we’re in the process of acquiring it, further supported by the subtitle which says “this year we look into the abyss”, which heavily implies that the image will be available this year and not necessarily today.

Another point to consider: I wanted to make the title “This Year We’ll See Our First Ever Image of a Black Hole” but the title would’ve probably gotten cut off due to its length and it did not sound as polished and succinct as the title I chose now.

So I’m sorry you feel this was clickbait but the article discusses exactly what the title says it does.

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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