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April 18, 2019: First Image of the Black Hole!

Hi all!

Hope y’all’re excited as I am about the new picture of the black hole. It may not look so impressive by itself, but hopefully today’s show gave you some context of how difficult this project was and the amount of collaboration that had to happen to put all the data together into an image. I’ll keep it brief and stick to the facts:

You can learn more about the process from Katie Bouman’s TED-talk from 2017!

This story has gotten so much press-release, but you can count on phys.org to avoid biases and learn more about black holes along the way.

Thank you for tuning in and as always, stay curious. 

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