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First Image of Black Hole

In the April 8 article, “Expected Soon: First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole,” published by the New York Times, journalist Dennis Overbye offers some context to the “first ever image of a black hole” to be announced Wednesday, April 10 at 9 a.m. EDT. Streamed live, this press conference held live at the National Science Foundation, will be a historic step toward taming extragalactic beasts, otherwise known as black holes.

Shep Doeleman, resident of Malden, has been rather busy over the past years, directing the Event Horizon Telescope project team, a roster of top scientists from around the world. Telescopes set up around the world (South Pole, France, Chile and Hawaii) gather data on black holes. That data is combined using a technique called very long baseline interferometry.

Results will be presented livestreamed April 10, 2019 at 9am.


National Science Foundation | Live Stream Event Horizon Project

For more information, visit
https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298155 or
https://eventhorizontelescope.org/