That image of a black hole you saw everywhere today? Thank this grad student for making it possible
Imagine trying to take a photo of an orange that's on the moon with your smartphone. It seems impossible. That's what it was like for scientists trying to capture an image of a black hole in space. Despite the tall order, an international team of more than 200 researchers unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole on Wednesday. The effort wouldn't have been possible without Katie Bouman, who developed a crucial algorithm that helped devise imaging methods.