At the center of a galaxy more than 55 million light-years away, there’s a supermassive black hole with the mass of several billion suns. And now, for the first time ever, we can see it. Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, head of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, speaks with TED’s Chris Anderson about the iconic, first-ever image of a black hole — and the epic, worldwide effort involved in capturing it.

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29 thoughts on “Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman”

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  2. When an absolute nunce is the interviewer one must dumb down the talk so that he may ask more dumb questions whilst cutting off the man he is interviewing with total disregard for the last answer. This guy (if you want to call him that, if you know what i mean) should not interview smart people anymore on TED Talks.

  3. so, when do we start amping up fidelity in the data and look around through the mirror of the black hole back at ourselves?

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