[LINK] The black hole image came thanks to student Katie Bouman, half a tonne of hard drives and a big coincidence - Science News - ABC News

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri Apr 12 10:31:45 AEST 2019

On 12/04/2019 10:04 am, Roger Clarke wrote:
> On 12/4/19 8:28 am, JLWhitaker wrote:
>> Thank goodness they used planes and harddrives, otherwise they would
>> have REALLY broken the Internet!!
>> https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-04-11/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope-five-things-you-might-miss/10993112
> Am I the only one shaking my head at the naivete of the media in
> relation to this beat-up?

The data was from radio telescopes. To say it is a photograph is
definitely a bit of a stretch.

The data has been processed to buggery. It probably has some scientific
value, however, most of which is publicity.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email: brd at iimetro.com.au

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