South African Astrophysicist Part of Historic Black Hole Team

Professor Roger Deane of the University of Pretoria was part of an international group of scientists who made history by capturing the first ever image of a black hole. Deane and his team from the university had the task of developing simulations from the "Earth-sized" telescope used to make the historic discovery.

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. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they have succeeded, unveiling this first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.


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