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Universe 2018, 4(8), 86;

Seeing Black Holes: From the Computer to the Telescope

Aix Marseille University, CNRS, LAM, 13013 Marseille, France
Aix Marseille University, CNRS, CPT, 13009 Marseille, France
Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, LUTH, 92195 Meudon, France
Received: 7 July 2018 / Revised: 29 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Universe: Feature Papers 2018 - Gravitational Physics)
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Astronomical observations are about to deliver the very first telescopic image of the massive black hole lurking at the Galactic Center. The mass of data collected in one night by the Event Horizon Telescope network, exceeding everything that has ever been done in any scientific field, should provide a recomposed image in 2018. All this, forty years after the first numerical simulations performed by the present author. View Full-Text
Keywords: black hole; numerical simulation; observation; general relativity black hole; numerical simulation; observation; general relativity

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