In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries

So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard study proposes new way to probe universe before the Big Bang

Harvard researchers are proposing using a “primordial standard clock” as a probe of the primordial universe. The team laid out a method that may be used to falsify the inflationary theory experimentally.

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 18, 2019 ~7 min

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Harvard scientists shed light on importance of black hole image

Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole, which captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~6 min

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