PBS Space Time

The Real Science of the EHT Black Hole

Season 5 Episode 20 | 11m 7s

How do you take a picture of a black hole and what can we learn from it? Our first ever actual bona fide photo of a black hole, made by the Event Horizon Telescope and revealed to the world in a press conference on April 10th. Since then it’s got plenty of coverage, because … I mean look at it. It’s a freaking black hole. It’s black, it’s holey, it’s everything we hoped it would be.

Aired: 05/14/19

Rating: NR

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