In the Shadow of a Black Hole

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In the Shadow of a Black Hole
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In the Shadow of a Black Hole

So today they released the first image of a black hole. Pretty exciting!

This video is like a "making of" video. It goes thru the timeline of how it all came together, starting at the beginning. Some interesting parts I thought people might enjoy!

How they used the traces of photon paths to image the black hole

https://youtu.be/omz77qrDjsU?t=804

Talk about transmitting a large amount of data quickly! Each day they acquire 350 Terrabytes. How do they send that? Not 5G, not fiber- too slow! They store in a "brick" and snail-mail it (by courier I assume)

https://youtu.be/omz77qrDjsU?t=746

Here's a link to the full video

In the Shadow of a Black Hole

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omz77qrDjsU

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