For the first time, astronomers peered to the edge of a massive black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy and measured its “point of no return.” Shep Doeleman, assistant director at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, shares some of the black hole’s deepest (and darkest) secrets.
Think Halloween is scary? Astronomer Shep Doeleman tells us about something really spooky: a black hole’s event horizon. Hear more of what he has to say here.
Shep Doeleman is director of the Event Horizon Telescope Project and an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.