|Publisher||European Commission: Press Release Database|
The first ever image of a black hole was taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving scientists funded by the European Union (EU). The image was published on 10 April 2019.
The first ever observation of a black hole is the result of the large scale international research collaboration Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The achievement marked a paradigm shift in our understanding of black holes, confirmed the predictions of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and opened up new lines of enquiry into our universe. The first image of a black hole successfully captured was unveiled in six simultaneous press conferences across the globe.
EU funding through the European Research Council (ERC) provided support to the EHT. In particular, the EU provided funding for three of the leading scientists and their teams involved in the discovery, as well as supported the development and upgrading of the large telescope infrastructure essential to the success of the project.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|Subject Tags||Space | Astronomy|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|