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The black hole image

Big news this week. You may have seen the image. It looks like a hole. But it is 2.6 times larger than the actual object, and there is much more information contained in the image than a quick glance without much thinking reveals.

It is wonderfully explained here.

And the same channel produced a follow up video on the day of the announcement.

You might also be interested in the TED talk of the scientist who developed the algorithm that generated the image.

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