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Without it, there would be the photo

Discussed an astronomer with a layman, he must answer the same questions. "What is a black hole?" is probably one of the most common. The cosmic Monster Albert Einstein thought up more than a hundred years. Since then, artists of the holes illustrate the space-time, to space ships in movies to event horizon. However, for a photo previously, they were simply too dark.

the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope could yesterday show the first picture of a Black hole, thanks to you also Katie Bouman. The programmer has developed a computer program that enabled the breakthrough. "I look in disbelief, as my first picture of a Black hole, is put together," wrote Bouman on Facebook.

The 29-Year-old started three years ago to program the algorithm, reports the BBC. At that time, she studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit). That is actually a photo of a Black hole could be, she stopped to catch for a mission impossible.

At mit, she led the project Team of the laboratory for computer science and artificial intelligence (Csail), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the Haystack Observatory of mit. The image of the Black hole in the center of the 55 million light-years away in the galaxy M87 has been rendered using the algorithm. As the astronomers published the recording of six simultaneous media conferences in the world, was Bouman in the social networks of the Star.

astronomers reveal the first picture of a Black hole. (10. April 2019) Video: European Commission

among the would like to Congratulate also the American Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Twitter she congratulated Katie Bouman and wrote that she should take their "rightful place in history".

the celebrated programmer. The Csail tweeted a photo of Bouman in addition to a recording of a student, which Helped "to put a man on the moon".

Bouman is now an assistant Professor of computer science and mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. To say the US media that she wanted to, that not only you'll be appreciated, but your whole Team. "None of us would have alone," she said to CNN.

in The project the Event Horizon Telescope, which makes eight-connected radio telescopes in different Parts of the world, the recording, were involved more than 200 scientists.

"How do I photograph a black hole": almost a year Ago, Katie Bouman explained the challenges in a TED Talk. Video: TED/Youtube

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Created: 11.04.2019, 11:51 PM

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