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The black hole photo you've seen everywhere is thanks to this MIT grad's algorithm

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You’ve seen the very first photo of a black hole, now meet the person who helped to pull it together.

MIT grad student Katie Bouman was behind the algorithm which helped to image the black hole, residing in the middle of galaxy M87, some 55 million light years away.

A photo of Bouman in disbelief, which was originally posted on her Facebook page, was shared on the MIT CSAIL Twitter account. The caption suggests it was taken at the very moment the image was processed. 

Here’s the moment when the first black hole image was processed, from the eyes of researcher Katie Bouman#EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole (v/@dfbarajas) pic.twitter.com/n0ZnIoeG1d

— MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019 Read more…

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Source: Mashable – The black hole photo you've seen everywhere is thanks to this MIT grad's algorithm

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