Meet the D.M. scientist behind the first true image of a black hole

“This blurry image is just the first go.”

Ken Young, a scientist with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, watched the historic announcement of the first captured black hole image from his home right in Des Moines, reports the Des Moines Register. The image is essentially a scientific miracle that contributes evidence in favor of Einstein’s general relativity theory: “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” Event Project Horizon project director Sheperd Doeleman said. (Here’s how we got it, via the New York Times.)

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