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2019

Video: In-Depth Reporting

Silver

“How to See a Black Hole: The Universe’s Greatest Mystery” April 10, 2019

Windfall Films for BBC Four in association with Smithsonian, NHK, Canal+ and Welt24

The BBC documentary followed the Event Horizon Telescope team as they captured the first- ever image of a black hole. The video spans two years, telling the inside story of the final moments of a decade-long project as it occurred in real time. The project combined eight radio telescopes from around world, including the South Pole, to make a synchronized, planet-wide telescope capable of observing radio emissions associated with black holes. Based on theory and observations, the existence of black holes — from which no light can escape — has long been accepted by scientists. But the Event...Read more