All about Astronomy Thread - Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts

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    Event Horizon 'Scope‏ @ehtelescope
    Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun
    https://twitter.com/ehtelescope/status/1115964692802019328
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    INFN‏ Verified account @INFN_
    It is the first direct visual proof of a black hole and its shadow. It is the image of the event horizon of the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, taken by the @ ehtelescope , involving researchers from the INFN and INAF # EHTblackhole http://home.infn.it/it/comunicazione/comunicati-stampa/3520-ecco-la-prima-immagine-di-un-buco-nero …
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    Physics World‏ Verified account @PhysicsWorld
    "As with all great discoveries this is just the beginning" says @EHTelescope director Shep Doeleman #EHTblackhole https://physicsworld.com/a/first-images-of-a-black-hole-unveiled-by-astronomers-in-landmark-discovery/ …
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    https://twitter.com/PhysicsWorld/status/1115966018751533056
     
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    We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like


    First Images of Black Holes!


    Why this black hole photo is such a big deal
     
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    MIT CSAIL‏ Verified account @MIT_CSAIL
    3 years ago MIT grad student Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. Today, that image was released. More info: http://bit.ly/BHoleGuardian 2016 story: http://bit.ly/BlackHoleCSAIL #EHTblackhole #EventHorizonTelescope
    https://twitter.com/MIT_CSAIL/status/1115965269392920576

    MIT CSAIL‏ Verified account @MIT_CSAIL
    Watch Katie Bouman speak about the significance of today's black hole breakthrough: http://bit.ly/2KqIsO4 (v/@nature) #KatieBouman #BlackHole #EHTBlackHole
    https://twitter.com/MIT_CSAIL/status/1116137225694130176

    All of the "Katie Bouman" Twitter accounts are suspended as I tried to find her real one today...

    The 'Black Hole' photo - the story behind it |#TheCube

    euronews (in English)
    Published on Apr 10, 2019
    #TheCube | The world has been celebrating the release of the first-ever image of a black hole - and one woman was instrumental in it all. Rosie Wright and The Cube have the story behind the #BlackHole photo.


    How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman | TEDxBeaconStreet

    Published on Dec 7, 2016
    To take a photo of a black hole, you'd need a telescope the size of a planet. That's not really feasible, but Katie Bouman and her team came up with an alternative solution involving complex algorithms and global cooperation. Check out this talk to learn about how we can see in the ultimate dark.

    Katie Bouman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under the supervision of William T. Freeman. She previously received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 2011 and an S.M. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, Cambridge, MA in 2013. The focus of Katie’s research is on using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary imaging.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
     
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    SPACECRAFT CEMETERY || Where The International Space Station Will Die
     
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    Why the BLACK HOLE PHOTO SUCKS! Canon’s New CRIPPLED 4K DSLR, Sony Updates Eye-AF
     
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    What Happens If 1 mm Black Hole Appears On Earth?
     
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    Megapixels: NASA created these alien clouds to study our atmosphere
    https://www.popsci.com/alien-NASA-clouds

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    No, not aliens—just NASA.

    NASA Wallops

    Last Friday, strangely shaped clouds in shades of deep blue and aqua danced over Norway for around half an hour. The alien visuals, set against the more familiar green tinge of the aurora borealis, were not evidence of an extraterrestrial visitor, but rather a sign that a new NASA experiment is underway.
     
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    Web Extra: Origin Of Arecibo Message Transmitted To Deep Space
    KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
    Published on Apr 23, 2019
    Astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake, a pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial life, describes the first intentional interstellar radio message sent from earth to a globular star cluster known as M13 in hopes that extraterrestrial intelligence could receive and decipher it.The message was broadcast into space a single time in 1974, at a ceremony at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.


    Web Extra: Pioneer Plaques Contained Messages For Intelligent Life Beyond Solar System
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    Published on Apr 23, 2019
    Astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake described the informational plaques placed on the 1972 Pioneer space missions, the first space probes that were going to leave the solar system.
     
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    10 Terrifying Facts About Space
     
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    What If You Traveled Outside Of The Solar System?
     
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