Getting the Hole Picture

“Just think about the photos you take with your camera phone — they have certain properties. … If you know what one pixel is, you have a good guess as to what the pixel is next to it.” That image of a black hole you saw everywhere? Thank this grad student for making it possible.

+ “Today, a black hole observed … tomorrow, a pothole avoided?” FiveThirtyEight: Forget The Black Hole Picture — Check Out The Sweet Technology That Made It Possible. (Forget the black hole and the technology. If you zoom in, you’ll see the so-called black hole is nothing but a photo of a glazed donut.)

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