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Release No.: 2019-12
For Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:07am

CfA Plays Central Role In Capturing Landmark Black Hole Image

This zoom video starts with a view of ALMA and zooms in on the heart of M87, showing successively more detailed observations and culminating in the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole’s shadow.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada, Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESA/Hubble, RadioAstron, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., EHT Collaboration. Music: niklasfalcke

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