In September 2015, he designed a Doodle following a report of liquid water flowing on Mars, and in February 2017, his Doodle celebrated NASA 's discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets orbiting a star about 235 trillion miles (378 trillion kilometers) away.
The project's researchers obtained the data using radio telescopes in the US states of Arizona and Hawaii as well as in Mexico, Chile, Spain and Antarctica. And after the image was unveiled to the world on Wednesday, Bouman began earning accolades from fellow scientists, historians and politicians for her significant achievement. "The ring came so easily". Though Bouman was one of several women who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope team, the majority of her colleagues on the project were men. "The goal was to see this thing that was essentially impossible to see".
While much of the matter around a black hole drops into its vortex, the new image captures the vast, circular shape of gas and dust whirling at the speed of light outside the point of no return.
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The Event Horizon Telescope will continue to take images, both of M87's black hole and of the black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
The press event, which presented the results of this groundbreaking research to the public, was held under the auspices of the European Commission, European Research Council, and Event Horizon Telescope project.
"It has been truly an honor, and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with you all", Bouman wrote. But creating an image of the black hole required a telescope quite a bit larger. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole.
This kind of motion could only be produced by an object of vast mass that could only be an SMBH.
"The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong nothing can escape, nothing can ever get out of it". Which is what we have the privilege of doing now. The project combined experts from all sorts of scientific backgrounds, ranging from physicists to mathematicians, and she saw the work through the lens of computer science, stressing the importance of running tests on synthetic data and making sure that the methods they used to make the image kept human bias out of the equation. But a prediction made by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity stated that under certain circumstances, an outline of a black hole and its light-swallowing event horizon could be seen, according to representatives of the Haystack Observatory at MIT, which houses one of the EHT telescopes. While Bouman's role in the task might be over she is already moving on to new challenges.