How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman



At the heart of the Milky Way, there’s a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can’t see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making such an image would require a telescope the size of Earth — until Katie Bouman and a team of astronomers came up with a clever alternative. Bouman explains how we can take a picture of the ultimate dark using the Event Horizon Telescope.

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25 responses to How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

  1. Wow! So nice idea…thanks for more information 🔥🔥🔥🔥now i think i can work on a blackhole more nicely🔥🔥🔥❤️

  2. The black hole was mentioned in the Holy Quran 1400 years ago
    (( I do swear by the receding stars (15) which travel and hide (16 )

    Surat At-Takwir
    Verse 15-16

  3. She looks a bit nervous, but really cute and excited about what she has done research on. I wish all scientists were like her! 😀

  4. 4:26 
    (Katie) "building a telescope the size of the Earth is impossible"
    (Elon Musk frisking for loose change in his pants pockets) "…Miss, Miss! Hold that thought for a second, willya?"

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