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First Event Horizon Telescope Results–ApJL Focus Issue

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 875, no. 1. Click for more information. Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration image released April 2019 of black hole of galaxy M87. The April 2019 Focus Issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters (volume 875, number 1) contains six articles devoted to the world's first ultra-high angular resolution images of radio emission from a supermassive black hole. A collaboration of eight observatories, named the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), succeeded in imaging a supermassive black hole in the center of galaxy Messier 87 in the Virgo galaxy cluster. The image on the left, from the EHT, shows the shadow of the black hole and the bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around the black hole.

The open-access articles are available to everyone. Here is the list:

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, a scientific journal of significant original research, is a publishing partnership of the American Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics.

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Written by Linda M. V. Martel, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, for PSRD.

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April 2019