European Infrastructures in the Event Horizon Telescope
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 video highlights the European contributions to this project, ranging from infrastructures such as ALMA, APEX, and the IRAM 30-meter Telescope to funding from ESO.Credit:
ESO, IRAM, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), P. Horálek. BlackHoleCam/Radboud University/Cristian Afker/Cafker Productions, Junhan Kim (Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona), Glen Petitpas/SMA, M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, IRAM/Cinedia, SMT/Used with permission from University of Arizona, David Harvey, photographer, James Lowenthal (Dept. of Astronomy, Smith College).
Produced by: ESO
About the Video
|Release date:||10 April 2019, 15:07|
|Duration:||01 m 17 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|
About the Object
|Name:||Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility|