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From imperial abdication to a black hole: Epochal moments millennials have witnessed

Updated : May 02, 2019 05:57 PM IST

Abdicating the royal throne is a rarity in Japan and Akihito, who now assumes the title of Emperor Emeritus, is the first from the Japanese royal family to leave his throne in over 200 years.
With the help of a network of eight radio telescopes, whose locations spanned the globe from Antarctica to Chile, scientists managed to photograph a black hole for the first time.
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy in 2013 was the first time in 6 centuries that the Pope left the position while still alive.
From imperial abdication to a black hole: Epochal moments millennials have witnessed

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