ESOcast 199 Light: Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
The video is available in 4K UHD.
The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.Credit:
Directed by: Nico Bartmann and Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Laura Hiscott and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford — Deep Space (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Event Horizon Collaboration, IRAM/Cinedia, Digitized Sky Survey 2, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., Jordy Davelaar et al., William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO, James Lowenthal (Dept. of Astronomy, Smith College), SMT/University of Arizona by Bob Demers, Arizona Board of Regents, Junhan Kim (Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona), L. Calçada, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) and J. Weintroub.
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||10 April 2019, 15:07|
|Duration:||01 m 42 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|