Tedspresso - Black holes

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Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman

Length - 11:29


Key takeaways -

  • Black holes are incredibly difficult to image.

  • Shepherd uses telescopes from all over the world to detect light waves emitted from black holes.

  • The telescopes are synchronised using atomic clocks and once the light data is received, it is then stitched together to create an image.

  • Take a look at the image captured below, it was the first time in history an image of a black hole has been captured.



Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyMtsyzXWd4


Quotes -


“If you want a global telescope, you need a global team” - Shepard Doeleman


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