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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:53 pm 
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I thought there would be a thread for this. It is super exciting that scientists have now for the first time, been able to directly image a black hole. The black hole imaged is the supermassive black hole in the centre of galaxy M87.

I will just post some links here, including 2 of the 6 simultaneous press conferences. To accomplish this feat, it was a multidisciplinary group of 200 scientists, who simulated a telescope the size of the earth, to capture a direct image of something that cannot be directly seen. It's an astonishing break through, and I can't wait to see what future breakthroughs in science can now be possible due to this feat.

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Press conference:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XlrfBiuMzfE&feature=share

Press conference:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=Dr20f19czeE

Ted Talk by Dr.Katie Bouman explaining how to simulate a telescope the size of the earth:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=BIvezCVcsYs

PBS article:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/ka ... us-see-one


Video explaining what we are seeing in the image (so trippy):
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpL ... are#dialog

Another video by Veritasium, posted by Jude in Bag End:
https://youtu.be/S_GVbuddri8

Podcast with an astronomer discussing this breakthrough.
http://www.astronomycast.com/2019/04/ep ... y-edition/

As you can see, I am a bit excited.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm 
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It's been discussed in the "Geek" thread in Bag End, though I agree there should be a thread here.

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