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A couple of pics of the new kitten.
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Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.— MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019
Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.
(image credit @floragraham)#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole pic.twitter.com/Iv5PIc8IYd
A tweet reminded me astronomical images of distant objects are old. This is what humanity's primate ancestors looked like about 50,000,000 years ago when the M87 black hole posed for the mind-blowing photo in today's news. (This is called plesiadapis.) pic.twitter.com/0owN691oQu— Zach Throckmorton (@throckman) April 11, 2019
I posted this thread last year, but it's relevant today: The density of M87's black hole is actually *less than air at sea level on Earth*. Completely counterintuitive, but that's a black hole for ya. https://t.co/pNhendQjkh— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) April 10, 2019