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!

 




Source: Youtube, Wikipedia