Thursday, May 12, 2022

What it Takes to Image a Black Hole | ESO

What it Takes to Image a Black Hole | ESO

What does it take to capture an image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy? This video explains how the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) works, and how astronomers managed to create one massive Earth-sized telescope big enough to “see” at the edge of black holes.

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Directed by: Martin Wallner and Herbert Zodet.

Editing : Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner.

Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.

Written by: Martin Wallner, Giulio Mazzolo and Bárbara Ferreira.

Narration: Colin Griffiths-Brown.

Music: Stellardrone — Ethereal/Open Cluster and Azul Cobalto 

Footage and photos: ESO, EHT Collaboration, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Nick Risinger ( ), Digitized Sky Survey 2, VISTA, VVV Survey/D. Minniti DSS, Nogueras-Lara et al., Schoedel, NACO, GRAVITY Collaboration, NASA, ESA/Hubble, RadioAstron, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., mediomix, IRAM/Diverticimes/Cinedia, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, BlackHoleCam/Radboud University/Jordy Davelaar et al ./Cristian Afker/Cafker Productions, M. Moscibrodzka, Glen Petitpas/SMA, H. Zodet, C. Malin ( ), LMT/INAOE Archive, Thalia Traianou (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy), Space Engine ( ), William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO, Robert Schwarz ( ), Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF, SMT/University of Arizona by Bob Demers /©2019 Arizona Board of Regents, Junhan Kim (Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona) and B. Tafreshi ( )

Scientific consultant: Paola Amico

Duration: 7 minutes

Release Date: May 12, 2022

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