So What’s The Point Of Photographing A Black Hole? U of I Professor Explains…


Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)

You’ve probably seen the picture before, but Charles Forbes Gammie (Professor of Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) explained to Steve Grzanich the significance of the first captured image of this black hole. Charles and his team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign played a big role in helping to capturing the image, but more importantly, what we can learn from the information.


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