An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About To 'See' A Black Hole For The First Time

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An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About To 'See' A Black Hole For The First Time

Post by Riddick » 01-17-2017 01:21 AM

Located high in the Chilean Andes, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array—also known as ALMA—is one of the world’s largest radio telescope arrays in an international partnership that spans four continents.

In spring of 2017, ALMA, along with eight other telescopes around the world, will aim towards the center of the Milky Way, around 25,000 light years from Earth, in an attempt to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. This is part of a daring astronomy project called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). FULL STORY

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