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Building a better black hole with supercomputer simulations

Astronomers used a perhaps unlikely tool to understand what they saw in their historic first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole: a library of computer simulations that mimic the black hole with millions of variations.

Taking an image of a black hole, such as Sagittarius A* in the center of our galaxy, with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is one of the most complicated feats that any astronomer will ever undertake. The new image combines petabytes of data from eight radio telescopes distributed all over the world; advanced computer algorithms then go to work to turn all this disparate data into a false-color image.

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