Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute; Ministery Of Infrastructure And The Environment

Publications, presentations and other activities
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole
2019
by EHT Collaboration etal. (), H. Falcke (Department of Astropyhics, Radboud University Nijmegen), Etal. (), G. Geertsema (KNMI), Etal. ()

When surrounded by a transparant emission regionn, black holes are expected to reveal a dark shadow. To image and study this phenomenon, we have assembled the Event Horizon Telescope, a global very long baseline interferometry array observing at a wavelenght of 1.3 mm. Our radio-wave observations provide a powerful evidence for the presence of supermassive black holes in centers of galaxies. They also present a new tool to explore gravity in its most extreme limit.

Bibliographic data
EHT Collaboration etal., H. Falcke, Etal., G. Geertsema and Etal., First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole
Astron. Astrophys, 2019, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ab0ec7.
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