BRUSSELS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) postdoctoral student Katie Bouman, who is not an astronomer, played an immense role in taking the first picture of a black hole.
The historic first image of a black hole was released to the public on Wednesday after many years of work on an international project called the Event Horizon Telescope.
Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, took the lead in creating the algorithm that made it possible to take the picture 55 million light years away from Earth.
According to the Event Horizon Telescope site "This coveted image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window on the study of black holes, their incident horizons and gravity." all about how we think of the universe.
Three years ago, MIT graduate students led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first image of a black hole.
It was only taken a moment that was only available to the public eye. Using a worldwide network of powerful telescopes back in 201
The image of the black hole was taken in a galaxy known as the M87, where in astronomers in 16-year-olds, stars were rotating in a path.
Scientists who observed the stars stated that they were about a super-massive black hole, and that is the black hole, the whole world now gets a glimpse of, thanks to Bouman's contribution.