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African scientists and technology could drive future black hole discoveries

By Roger Deane, Director: Wits Centre for Astrophysics; SKA Chair in Radio Astronomy, University of the Witwatersrand
Iniyan Natarajan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wits Centre for Astrophysics, University of the Witwatersrand
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Astronomers have revealed the first image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The image was produced by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, an international team made up of over 300 scientists on five continents – including Africa.

Black holes were predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity over a century ago. They…The Conversation


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