The black hole became an observed reality
An international scientific team announced on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, an achievement in the field of astrophysics by capturing the first black hole image using a global network of telescopes conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, providing an opportunity for a better understanding of these "celestial monsters" Any body or light escapes.
The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, an international collaboration involving about 200 scientists begun in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole. The announcement was made in simultaneous news conferences in Washington, Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
The image was obtained using data collected in April 2017 from eight radio telescopes in six locations that essentially create a planet-sized observational dish.
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