Chris Marquardt ... the Picture Seen Around the World

Episode 1583 (1:02:40)

Chris Marquardt

Chris says that scientists have used computational photography to take the world's first picture of a black hole 53 light years away. The image was actually created using thousands of different images from the largest camera in the world, the Event Horizon Telescope. It's actually eight telescopes all around the globe, that create a virtual telescope the size of a planet. Then all those telescopes take pictures of the same spot over and over again, using the rotation of the planet, and then merge that image data to create this image of the black hole. 

Don't forget our current assignment - APPLE (literally, not figuratively). Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "APPLE" and then post it to the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/techguy/">Tech Guy Group on Flickr</a>. Make sure to tag it with the word "APPLE" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!