Wednesday, April 10, 2019

In the Shadow of the Black Hole

In the Shadow of the Black Hole
April 10, 2019: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)—a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration—was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

This 17-minute film explores the efforts that led to this historic image, from the science of Einstein and Schwarzschild to the struggles and successes of the EHT collaboration.

Credit: EHT Collaboration/European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Duration: 17 minutes
Release Date: April 10, 2019


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