Zooming in to the Heart of Messier 87

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

This zoom video starts with a view of ALMA and zooms in on the heart of M87, showing successively more detailed observations and culminating in the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole’s shadow.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/L. Calçada, Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESA/Hubble, RadioAstron, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., EHT Collaboration. Music: Niklas Falcke 

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Auðkenni:eso1907c
Útgáfudagur:Apr 10, 2019, 15:07 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1907
Tímalengd:54 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:Messier 87
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes

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