For the first ever photo of a black hole 347 of the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope has received $ 3 million. Thus, each scientist got 8,6 thousand dollars for a contribution to the discovery.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg is investors award for breakthrough Breakthrough Prize. It is also called the “Oscar of science”.
This year the prize money amounted to $ 3 million. One of the prize winners was the team of astronomers that worked on the project Event Horizon Telescope.
What is known about the image of a black hole
10 APR astronomers showed the image of a black hole. It happened live. Scientists used to study the most powerful telescope in the world (to make the first photo of the horizon of a black hole, the scientists combined several telescopes).
The camera took a picture of Sagittarius A* is a black hole in the center of our galaxy, whose mass is 4 million times the Sun.
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