By: J. Santodomingo
200 scientists in the National Science Foundation have recently made a discovery that will change the course of science forever. Katie Bouman and her team of computer scientists, worked day and night to come up with a computer algorithm capable of combining and bonding a number of macro telescopes around the globe. This algorithm used mathematical manipulations and machine learning to solve and overcome small challenges in the process of bonding.
This young female computer scientist has revealed new paths in the areas of physics, astronomy, computer science… What she has achieved is merely impossible, and humanity will be forever great full for her actions.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), took the first direct image of the black hole on Wednesday, April 10th . The light that makes up the image is not coming from the black hole – black holes do not emit any light, hence their name. Therefore, what is shown in the image is the silhouette of this black whole.
Fun fact, this black whole is actually 55 million light years away. “We’re looking at a region that we’ve never looked at before, a region that we cannot really imagine being there,” said EHT scientist Heino Falcke in a press conference today in Brussels. “It feels like looking at the gates of hell, the end of space and time.”
But what is actually a black hole?
It could be defined as a region in space with a gravitational force that nothing can escape and a region were matter, radiation and objects disappear, leaving no trace. So, what will happen if a person enters a black hole? As the theory states that the gravitational pull is robustly strong, your body will probably be torn apart.
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