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ESO outreach blog discusses "Challenges in Obtaining an Image of a Supermassive Black Hole"

August 4, 2017

In a recent blog post within the series entitled "Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole", the ESO outreach team explains some technological challenges that the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration faces in pursuit of high-resolution images of black holes using the technique of very long baseline interferometry: Challenges in Obtaining an Image of a Supermassive Black Hole

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National Geographic: "Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole"

April 11, 2017

"After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the first-ever image of the famous gravitational sinkhole known as a black hole. [...]

As the final observing run ended at 11:22 a.m. ET, team member Vincent Fish sat contentedly in his office at the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. For the past week, Fish had been on call 24/7, sleeping fitfully with his cell phone next to him, the ringer set loud."

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