December 20, 2019 #ChileGlobal #Science and Knowledge.

The achievement had Chilean participation: first image of a black hole was highlighted as the "discovery of the year"

The photograph was captured by an international network of telescopes, highlighting two located in Chile: the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), both of which are located in the Antofagasta Region.

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The publication's news editor, Tim Appenzeller, noted that "this was a great year for science, but what could be more wonderful and amazing than actually seeing a black hole?"

It should be recalled that the revelation of the image became a worldwide event, making the front page of major media outlets around the world and causing an impact on social networks.

In that sense, the name of Katie Bouman, the scientist who was an important part of the discovery, became known. The image of the reaction of her face after seeing the photo of the black hole became famous, and her story was highlighted.

In this regard, it was reported that when she was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she developed an algorithm that allowed the world to see the first image of this type.

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