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This Grad Student's Algorithm Helped Create the First Image of a Black Hole, and Her Reaction At First Seeing It Is Everything
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration // TED/YouTube

For the first time ever, humans saw a photo of a black hole on Tuesday.

Fifty million lightyears stretched between our home planet and the black hole's greedy event horizon, but with ten radio telescopes, hundreds of scientists, and one revelatory algorithm, the distance vanished as stunningly as light in the subject the researchers sought to capture.

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