Bonus: Rerun – Event Horizon Telescope

with Prof Roger Deane and Dr Rodhri Evans

The Cosmic Savannah team are off on summer holidays, but Jacinta drops by to wish you all happy holidays and introduce you to this re-run of Episode 5 from Season 1.

This episode is about black holes, in celebration of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded to 3 astrophysicists for their black hole-related research.

Roger and Rodhri tell us about the Event Horizon Telescope, used to make the first ever image of a black hole, and the African Millimetre Telescope, which will hopefully help to image the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Have a happy and safe holidays and we hope you’ll join us again in 2021!

This time-lapse video from the NACO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile shows stars orbiting the supermassive black hole that lies at the heart of the Milky Way over a period of nearly 20 years. Credit: ESO/MPE

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Artist impression of stars undergoing a ‘slingshot’ orbit around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Credit: ESO/M. Parsa/L. Cal├žada

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