The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

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Today, 10th April 2019, was the day the world got to see the first ever image of a black hole.

And a big reason of why we were able to get this image, was thanks to this awesome lady right here.

Katie Bouman, an MIT graduate.

3 years ago, she led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first ever image of a black hole we are seeing today!

This is her with the hard drives containing the image data for the hard drive!

If you're interested, catch her Ted Talk about this:

https://www.ted.com/talks/katie_bouman_what_does_a_black_hole_look_like/


Big thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.

If only Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were around to see this today...

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Confirmed, it's black.

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The hole itself is, sure. As are most holes.

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i have a headlamp

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Like a true hole enthusiast

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She's so badass. My hero.

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Soooo badass

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In my opinion, the memes that came of it were more impressive than the photo itself 😂

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Haha yea saw some crazy ones on Twitter. Don't blame them for having fun with it!

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Yep congrats to her...
But A Bigger shoutout to all engineers who actually built all the telescopes, and the guys who synced them and all the other stuff :) Not trying to diminish her success, it is great :) But lets be honest - with development of technology it was just a matter of time. :)

Cheers

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Massive shoutout to them for sure! This was all a big team effort.

And as much as I agree with your last statement, she was still the first one to have done what she's done, so she definitely deserves to be celebrated for leading the way :)

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Amazing times we live in.

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You speak for everyone now?

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Mind blowing stuff this next well be sending something through it, now that will be exciting stuff 💯🐒

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Who knows eh?! Would be really exciting

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For sure it would the possibilities are kinda exciting hey?💯🐒

I heard about this on radio in the car! Nature is fascinating and science is captivating. Cheers for sharing the TED talk, I’ll listen in tomorrow :)

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Nice to have some good news that's blasted out to the world for once!

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noice

Looking forward to checking out that link...

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Proud moment for all of mankind 😊

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Black hole that is really something out of concepts of normal people like me.

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