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  • CARL AZUZ: Landscape photography,

  • a black hole, and a shipwreck are three of our topics

  • today on "CNN 10."

  • I'm Carl Azuz.

  • It's great to have you watching.

  • We're starting with election results

  • in the nation of Israel.

  • This is America's closest ally in the Middle East.

  • It's a parliamentary democracy led by Prime

  • Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • And he was hoping to win a fifth term as Israeli leader, which

  • would make him the longest serving prime minister

  • in the nation's history.

  • It was a close race.

  • With more than 97% of the vote counted,

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu's party looked

  • like it was neck and neck with the party of his former chief

  • of staff, Benny Gantz.

  • Each of their parties was projected to win 35 seats.

  • To be prime minister, you need to have

  • the support of at least 61 seats in Israel's

  • Knesset, its parliament.

  • So what election analysts have to do

  • is look beyond the actual number of seats a party won

  • and tally up the number of other seats

  • that are likely to support it.

  • When they did that, it appeared the incumbent prime minister

  • had the advantage because Netanyahu was likely to have

  • a coalition of 65 seats in his favor,

  • while Gantz was likely to have 55 seats.

  • Though both frontrunners initially claimed victory

  • Tuesday night, Gantz's party conceded on Wednesday meaning

  • the win goes to Netanyahu.

  • The election was complicated by the fact

  • that Prime Minister Netanyahu may

  • be facing corruption charges.

  • He denies doing anything wrong, but the nation's Supreme Court

  • is considering whether he can continue in office if he is

  • formally accused of corruption.

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  • The theoretical boundary that surrounds a black hole

  • is known as what?

  • Solaris, Ephemeris, event horizon, or binary star?

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  • The point of no return from which

  • no radiation or light can escape is called the event horizon.

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  • Researchers with the National Science Foundation,

  • a US government agency, say a supermassive black hole

  • is more than a Muse song.

  • They say they captured a picture of one

  • and that this is the first direct visual evidence

  • that black holes exist.

  • Some physicists have argued that they don't.

  • In theory, a black hole is a body

  • whose gravity is so intense that not

  • even light can escape from it.

  • To capture what they say is an image of one,

  • scientists synced up a global network of telescopes in 2017,

  • and they all zoomed in on a spot in the universe

  • that's estimated to be 55 million

  • light years away from Earth.

  • It took two years for them to combine the data

  • and produce this picture.

  • What they call the M87 black hole is

  • the shadow in the middle, and they say the orange glow around

  • it is the material that's creating the event horizon.

  • The director of the National Science Foundation

  • says pictures like this help scientists

  • understand the mysteries of black holes

  • and reveal the complexities of the universe.

  • Their investigation of M87 continues.

  • Just as Albert Dros's own investigation of the sky does.

  • He's a Dutch photographer who shoots the stars

  • and the landscapes around him.

  • His images regularly appear in publications

  • like National Geographic.

  • And several cameras, including some of CNN's own,

  • accompanied Dros on a recent trip to Kyrgyzstan.

  • This is a country in Central Asia.

  • It's described by the CIA World Factbook

  • as a land of incredible natural beauty

  • and proud nomadic traditions.

  • Dros's trip proves that one frame at a time.

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  • ALBERT DROS: Landscape photography

  • is really my passion.

  • So this trip is very unique for me

  • because I'm exploring places that I have never been to,

  • but in some places, no one has ever been to.

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  • I'm Albert Dros.

  • I'm a professional landscape photographer

  • from the Netherlands.

  • I organize a lot of photography workshops and photo tours.

  • I sell prints.

  • I write for some magazines.

  • I write for photography blogs.

  • So through the whole year, I'm working a lot.

  • But I also think it's very important to keep innovating.

  • Visit a new country.

  • Try to plan a crazy shot.

  • I just want to keep challenging myself.

  • My girlfriend is from Kyrgyzstan,

  • and I met her in Amsterdam.

  • And before I met her, actually, I had almost

  • never heard of this country.

  • When I was doing some research online.

  • I was really drawn.

  • I wanted to explore it.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, you drive through areas

  • with very interesting canyons.

  • You come to really empty plains where only some shepherds live.

  • You know, I wanted to see places that almost no one has been to.

  • And here I also marked some spots, like right

  • next to the road, you see?

  • So I can lift a drone here--

  • - So it's actually very close to each other.

  • ALBERT DROS: You know, when I checked

  • this, I didn't know that this part, if it's a road or a ridge

  • or--

  • - It's a river, actually.

  • ALBERT DROS: A river, yeah.

  • And you can drive there.

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  • I picked this timing for this trip

  • specifically to shoot some stars and Milky Way shots.

  • So during the day, we usually scout around,

  • do some shots with the drone.

  • I use Google Earth but also planning apps for my phone

  • and for the computer.

  • Milky Way, 3 o'clock, this direction.

  • During the night, I will then go there to photograph them.

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  • The fun thing, and also the challenging thing

  • about these shots, is that we plan them together

  • and we execute them during the night.

  • It's pitch black, and it's around minus 10 degrees.

  • It's a bit difficult in the beginning

  • when you have to wake up at 3 or 4 AM.

  • But once you're out there, it's just beautiful.

  • See?

  • Then if you would stand here, then it's also nice.

  • Yes, like this.

  • Yeah, good.

  • In these canyons, there's a lot of interesting structures.

  • And you can really play with light.

  • We're using [INAUDIBLE] headlamp to light up this rock, which

  • we actually called the iceberg.

  • And it gives a really magical effect.

  • It looks really like a science fiction poster.

  • We also brought an old oil lamp that we would use to light up

  • a scene, and it gets a very nice,

  • soft light result in the frame.

  • These sceneries, they offer so much possibilities

  • for night shootings.

  • But the end result is not only the picture you see.

  • It's the whole experience that we had taking this picture.

  • So in this country, you can really find beauty anywhere.

  • When we're driving around, I look out the window

  • and often I just see scenes.

  • I saw this really beautiful tree against this huge mountain

  • backdrop, and there were some horses walking around.

  • We also visit a water reservoir, a big lake,

  • which was partly frozen.

  • I could fly the drone and see top down.

  • A very interesting contrast between the landscapes.

  • Amazing textures from the sky.

  • And it's very easy, here in Kyrgyzstan,

  • on most of the roads you can just

  • stop, get out, take the shot.

  • Scenes like this, they are totally unplanned.

  • Sometimes you will get great shots just from that.

  • Through my images, especially from a place like this that not

  • that many people have seen, I want

  • to show how beautiful these places are

  • and that it's definitely worth the visit.

  • The hospitality everywhere is very good.

  • And the locals here in general, it's like you go back in time.

  • They live in the mountains.

  • It's beautiful nature around them.

  • It's very interesting to see how these people live.

  • What impressed me the most was really

  • that you have all these different kind of landscapes

  • just in one place.

  • Canyons, like in Utah.

  • The mountains that we have in Europe.

  • Peaks that you see in the Himalaya.

  • It's very inviting for me as a landscape

  • photographer to go out there and explore

  • the beauty of the country.

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  • CARL AZUZ: From land and sky to sea,

  • the Mediterranean Sea, where a Turkish underwater research

  • team found a shipwreck believed to be 3,600 years old.

  • They think it was a merchant ship loaded with blocks

  • of copper and that it sank in a storm

  • while traveling to the island of Crete

  • or possibly somewhere in the Aegean Sea.

  • Turkish media say this could be the oldest

  • shipwreck ever discovered.

  • Some called the finding a breakthrough

  • in underwater archeology.

  • Which sounds archeological, the rutterly amazing

  • find means a boom and a splash, generating

  • a lot of hullabaloo and making researchers keel

  • over with excitement.

  • It's jibs the thing to rope into our show before we

  • port ways for the day.

  • But we'll have oar to tiller you about tomorrow,

  • so we hope you'll head sail back our way.

  • For "CNN 10," I'm Carl Azuz.

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