I thought this quick video from Veritasium was an excellent explanation on the “why” behind yesterday’s historical announcement. Being able to present such a complex topic so simply is a talent that I admire. So sit back, watch, learn, and join me in staring in awe.
Looking for more?
- Want more information on the telescope? Check out the Event Horizon Telescope’s website and learn about this marvel of technology.
- Also, be sure to read the Time Magazine profile of Katie Bouman one of the scientists who worked on the EHT project.
- One of my favorite webcomics, XKCD, posted this great piece showing the scale of the black hole in comparison to our solar system. Spoiler: it’s very big.