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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:03 am 
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A 29-year-old Computer Scientist named Katie Bouman has developed an algorithm that has allowed the Event Horizon Telescope team to provide us with the first ever photograph of a Black Hole. Up until now Astronomers and Physicists had believed that even observing a Black Hole was impossible. To obtain the first photograph the Super Massive Black Hole astronomers reached across intergalactic space to Messier 87, or M87, a giant galaxy in the constellation Virgo. The Black Hole is being called the Eye of Sauron.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/science/black-hole-picture.html

Here is the back story on Katie Bouman

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/04/10/algorithms-gave-us-black-hole-pic-this-scientist-helped-create-them/?utm_term=.4eb776cea5e3

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:41 am 
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So if the black hole is the Eye of Sauron, was the photograph taking vessel named Frodo?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:50 am 
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This is fantastic.

I was curious why we were getting the image of one so far away and this seems to explain it(in my limited understanding, anyways).

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2412 ... ky-way.htm

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