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Sci-Tech

Web Desk
April 11, 2019

Black hole image ´most direct proof of their existence´

PARIS: The first photograph of a black hole and its fiery halo, released Wednesday by Event...

Katie Bouman’s first interview after black hole picture

Sci-Tech

Web Desk
Thu, Apr 11, 2019

BRUSSELS: Katie Bouman, on Wednesday during her first interview after the ground breaking discovery of producing first-ever image of black hole, termed the achievement huge for the global comity of astronomers.

“It’s like a beginning to have another window to what the black holes can tell us about laws in physics, we have predicted that if you have a black hole then you are going to get that ring of light but we didn’t knew we are going to get that,” she said.

“As we were testing we could have just got a blob, but seeing that ring that has been of a size of ring which is consistent with other measurements is something huge”.

Katie Bouman is not an astronaut, she’s a computer scientist who took a lead on creating the algorithm that made possible to take photo of black hole that’s 55 million years away from Earth.

Imaging a black hole with telescope required the size of telescope as large as earth itself but, instead of that scientists used multiple telescopes and merged it with special algorithm which was created by MIT’s Katie Bouman and succeeded.

The first photograph of Black hole was released on Wednesday to public by Event Horizon Telescope astronomers, which is the most direct proof of Black hole’s existence.