Donuts, Data and DOIs: Using CyVerse to Analyze and Publish the Second Black Hole Image

May 13, 2022

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

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

Here is the 'Cliffs 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). 


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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