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    Pictures of a black hole taken!

    This article is pretty interesting and very edifying. Black holes have always been interesting to me, so this is pretty astounding!
    Article:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...izon-telescope

    In the end, that data was the “equivalent to 5000 years of mp3 files” according to Dan Marrone, an astronomer and co-investigator of Event Horizon Telescope...

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    Just imagine, a black hole 6.5 BILLION times larger than our sun, and spinning so fast it makes subatomic particles shoot out into space creating plasma. On top of all this Einsteins almost 100 year old theory of relativity is essentially proven and backed up by this photo. This is just fascinating, thank you for this!!!

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    It's scary thinking about how huge this beast of a black hole is. Literally outranks our planets in terms of size and nothing can escape from it.

    Hopefully they can bring more findings from this, which I don't doubt they will.

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    That black hole can spaghettify me ANY DAY

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    This is awesome but i dont like how all the media and celebs are giving this one women all the credit and attention while she barely did anything there are 199 other people who worked on this what she did was make an adapter that converts data to another format and then gives it to the actual program
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    "She added about 2000 characters of code, which is probably even less than the average college assignment. She just implemented an algorithm ( which already exists ) to transform the raw data into a data type that python interface can read. Pretty much anyone can do this within a few days, they pretty much just got her on board so she can be "part of it""

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    Pretty insane that a grad student made this possible
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/10/us/ka...rnd/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rias View Post
    This is awesome but i dont like how all the media and celebs are giving this one women all the credit and attention while she barely did anything there are 199 other people who worked on this what she did was make an adapter that converts data to another format and then gives it to the actual program
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    "She added about 2000 characters of code, which is probably even less than the average college assignment. She just implemented an algorithm ( which already exists ) to transform the raw data into a data type that python interface can read. Pretty much anyone can do this within a few days, they pretty much just got her on board so she can be "part of it""
    Way to just throw the whole point out of the window man lmfao. Not sure where you got that quote, but it really looks like something right off of Twitter. The story that I’ve been reading over and over again was that while she was a graduate student at MIT she led the development of a new algorithm, which combined the data from the eight satellites used to collect the data, and then from all that data the algorithm picked the best cohesive image that matches the most probable image of the black hole. She had done a TED Talk in 2016, where she went more in depth about the algorithm and how the picture was taken. The whole “Pretty much anyone can do this” is the most cliche way to undermine anyone’s success. Yes, theoretically anyone has the possibility to do what she did, but no one else did... There’s a ton of other articles on this stating the same exact thing, some articles maybe not giving the entire story, but they all lead to the same conclusion. She didn’t do this by herself, but the amount of effort and brain power she put in is truly something to be proud of. It’s also not that she’s taking all the credit too, she insisted that by stating it was a team effort, and the only time she referenced the picture being hers is in the Facebook post showed in your epic meme. It’s also not “all the media and celebs” but also a lot of her fellow scientist.
    Here are a few articles worth a read:
    https://www.foxnews.com/science/kati...ole-goes-viral
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/10/us/ka...rnd/index.html

    Crazy to think that this photo is of the black hole in its state ~55 million years ago. The amount of luck and preparing for all of this was insane. The team behind getting this done, The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, had to use 8 telescopes around the world to simulate an EARTH SIZE telescope, due to how immensely far it is.
    I highly recommend watching this Veritasium video, as it also just explains how this picture was taken and some more science behind it all:
    https://youtu.be/S_GVbuddri8

    There is also this Vox video which explains the logistics for this to happen, not so much the science behind it all:
    https://youtu.be/pAoEHR4aW8I

    Pretty cool shit

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    w-what's this?

    *notices mass*

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