Canadian astronomers played key role in capturing famous black hole image
August 29, 2019 – The first image ever taken of a black hole in space made news headlines around the world. What most people do not know is that Canadians played a key role in making that groundbreaking photo possible. Canada was an early leader in synchronizing large radio telescopes to act as one dish, a technique called Long Baseline Interferometry that was essential to achieving the black hole photo. Canadian scientists from the University of Waterloo also helped to analyze the data that the telescopes produced.
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