Distances of Sag-A* and M87 blackholes from Earth (Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser, EHT Collaboration t.co/3eya5WI7BC)
13 May, 2022

Distances of M87 and Sag-A* blackholes from Earth. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser, EHT Collaboration t.co/3eya5WI7BC

The Event Horizon Telescope Project (EHT) just released an image of a second black hole, named Sagitarrius-A*, which lies within our own Milky Way galaxy. Read on for how the international EHT team used CyVerse to make their latest data-driven discoveries.

Here is the 'cliff notes version' of the Event Horizon Telescope’s (EHT) latest black hole image: 300 collaborators from 13 international science organizations operating 8 telescopes around the globe produced 3.5 Terabytes of data, which they analyzed using CyVerse and other compute resources and made publicly findable, accessible and reusable in the CyVerse Data Commons through 3 Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). 

This is the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.Those are some impressive stats, but if you're wanting to understand the full story, we invite you to read this article written by The University of Arizona, "Making sense of the nonsensical: Black holes and the simulation library" which details how "orange donut images", data, and DOIs become first class, international, collaborative open science!

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