April 11 - The First Image of a Black Hole
Katie Bouman was a postdoctoral student at MIT when she led a team that designed one of the algorithms that helped analyze data that led to the first image of a black hole inside galaxy Messier 87.
The image was released April 10th 2019 and was captured by The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) - an array consisting of a global network of radio telescopes and combining data from several very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) stations around the Earth.
The black hole was given the nickname Pōwehi, meaning "embellished dark source of unending creation" in Hawaiian.
Watch the video below!