Event Horizon Telescope

The group of scientists who brought us the first image of a black hole has been awarded a major physics prize.


Event Horizon Telescope

The team of scientists who captured the first image of a black hole has received a $3 million Breakthrough prize in fundamental physics, the organization behind the awards said Thursday. The prizes, known as the “Oscars of Science,” recognize the world’s top scientists in various categories.

In April, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration showed us the first direct image of a black hole. The data behind creating the image was equal to the number of selfies 40,000 people might take in their lifetimes. It was a major scientific moment because it could either confirm or raise questions about Albert Einstein’s theories of gravity that are critical to how

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