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Imaging Black Holes with Python

Episode #398, published Sat, Jan 14, 2023, recorded Mon, Dec 12, 2022

The iconic and first ever image of a black hole was recently released. It took over a decade of work and is a major achievement for astronomy and broadens our understanding of the universe for all of us. Would it surprise you to know that Python played a major part in this discovery? Of course it did, and Dr. Sara Issaoun is here to give us the full story.

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Sara's PyCon keynote: youtube.com
Sara on Twitter: @saraissaoun
Event Horizon Telescope: eventhorizontelescope.org
Black Hole Image Makes History; NASA Telescopes Coordinated Observations: nasa.gov
Event Horizon Data: eventhorizontelescope.org
Imaging, analysis, and simulation software for radio interferometry Package: github.com
Initial data showing ring (matplotlib) (video at time): youtube.com
Mars 2020 Helicopter GitHub Badge: github.blog
Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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