We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

by: Seeker     Published on: 10 April 2019

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The Event Horizon Telescope project has been working relentlessly to composite the first black hole photo the world has seen and it will change how we look at physics moving forward. Thumbnail Credit (Background Image): Hotaka Shiokawa / EHT How Close Are We to Photographing a Black Hole? - https://youtu.be/8GDx7uM9Vdw Why Don’t We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet? - https://youtu.be/7fFL9oLNJOI Read More: Press Conference: Live-streamed from National Science Foundationhttps://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/blackholes/ “Theorists can calculate properties of black holes based on their understanding of the universe, and such discoveries have come from a range of great thinkers, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking to Kip Thorne. However, despite being so powerful, it's hard to see something that does not emit photons, let alone traps any light that passes by.”Science Behind Event Horizon Telescopehttps://eventhorizontelescope.org/science "Since there is a lot of missing data, you may ask how making a picture is even possible. To give you an idea of how this works, you can think about the measurements we make from telescopes in the EHT as a bit like notes in a song. Each pair of telescopes produces a measurement that corresponds to the tone of a just a single note. The tone that is heard is related to the projected distance between the telescopes, as seen from the direction of the black hole; the farther apart the telescopes, the higher the pitch of the note."____________________Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond.Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seekerSeeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/