Erin Kara '07
, a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland,
is quoted in an article in Astronomy magazine
about the decades-long struggle to capture a picture of a black hole.
Stated Erin in the article, "It’s very common for material to flow towards the black hole in the form of a disk. We’ve heard that they suck everything up around them, but actually, that hot gas will preferentially rotate around the black hole first, and then over time, will fall past the event horizon — this point of no return, which causes the dark ‘shadow’ in the middle of the image.”
Read the full article by clicking here.