Planning for images of a black hole: New image analysis tools presented in an article in AAS Nova

September 27, 2018
Principal Component Analysis illustration, adapted from Medeiros et al. 2018.
The EHT is closer than ever to its goal, as the project continues to increase its resolving power and sensitivity as more telescopes join the system. Another important aspect of this project exists, however: the ability to analyze and characterize the images it produces in a meaningful way. Recently, a team of scientists led by Lia Medeiros (University of Arizona, University of California Santa Barbara) has demonstrated that a novel approach — principal component analysis — may be a useful tool in this process. Learn more about it in this article from AAS Nova.
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