The Two Scientific Ways We Can Improve Our Images Of Event Horizons - News Summed Up

The Two Scientific Ways We Can Improve Our Images Of Event Horizons


Event Horizon Telescope CollaborationA telescope's resolution, meanwhile, is fundamentally determined by how many wavelengths of light fit across its physical diameter. NRAOAt the Event Horizon Telescope's maximum baseline and wavelength capabilities, it will attain resolutions of ~15 μas: a 33% improvement over the first observations. RIA Novosti archive, image #930415 / Oleg Urusov / CC-BY-SA 3.0But the greatest enhancement would come from extending our radio telescope array into space. NASA/JPL-CaltechWith both frequency and baseline improvements, we could reach ~0.05 μas resolution: 440 times sharper than our first event horizon image. Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.


Source: Forbes April 15, 2019 06:00 UTC



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