There's a perfectly good black hole in the center of the Milky Way: Sagittarius A*. So why take a photo of an object 54 million light-years away?
Space April 13, 2019
Katie Bouman developed the algorithm that sorted through tons of astronomical data and created the first-ever image of a black hole. The 29-year-old computer scientist started working on the algorithm three years ago as a graduate student at MIT.
Space April 11, 2019
Check out the first photo of a black hole in history. It is a feat that opens up new doors to the study of astronomy so that humanity can look farther and see more precisely into the cosmos.
Space April 11, 2019
Scientists around the world are gearing up for an important announcement from the European Southern Observatory. The international space agency may have finally captured a photo of a black hole's event horizon.
Space April 2, 2019
Astrophysicists behind the Event Horizon Telescope and the first to photograph a black hole have released the initial data from the project. Scientists are still working on releasing the first image of a black hole.
Space May 29, 2018
Analysis of Pan-STARRS data strengthened the idea that black holes are bounded by an event horizon. How did the new research strengthen Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space May 31, 2017
Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?
Space April 8, 2017
The Event Horizon Telescope teams started turning on their telescopes in a bid to capture the region of the Sagittarius A* black hole. This would be the first time that a picture of a black hole will be captured.
Space April 6, 2017
Using the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers may soon capture an actual image of the Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. What does a black hole look like?
Space February 23, 2017
In a bid to make history by taking the first ever image of a black hole, scientists will activate the Event Horizon Telescope in April to photograph Sagittarius A*, a powerful black hole in Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way.
Space February 18, 2017