This is the Exact Moment the First Black Hole Image Was Processed

If you read about everything that went into the unveiling of yesterday's "black hole" image - you had to walk away impressed

It was a colossal effort - by a number of people - and one of the greatest scientific break thru's in recent memory

Yesterday, this story was made much more human when we were introduced to Katie Bouman, the 29 year old MIT Grad that was instrumental in developing the algorithm that made this possible

From the BBC:

She started making the algorithm three years ago while she was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, she led the project, assisted by a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the MIT Haystack Observatory.

Dr Bouman, now an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology, insisted the team that helped her deserves equal credit.

Below is a picture of the exact moment all that hard work paid off:

 
 

and I'm normally not a "Ted Talk" guy - but watching her talk about it is inspiring to say the least

 
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