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Black Hole News

By now, you’ve all seen the first ever photo taken of a black hole, a tremendous achievement by the Event Horizon Telescope and indeed by mankind. If you’ve been a club member of Fahrenheit for a while, you’ll remember seeing that last year, Ecco published Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable. For this book, journalist Seth Fletcher spent five years following Shep Doeleman and an extraordinary cast of characters as they assembled the Event Horizon Telescope. Here we learned what it really took to snap a photo of a black hole. Einstein’s Shadow is to the Event Horizon’s achievement what Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin was to the discovery of gravitational waves. Want to know more about that blurry donut of fire? Buy Einstein’s Shadow (or wait for it to come out in paperback this October).


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