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Message 1857241 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 17:48:56 UTC
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A network of six radio telescopes in the millimeter band on 4 continents, including the South Pole, and Hawaii will try to get an image of the event horizon in Sagittarius A, the nucleus of our Galaxy, and M87. SGRA is a radio source emanating from a black hole of 4 million Sun masses, while M87 has a much bigger black hole, of 6 billion Sun masses. Two nights will be devoted to the observation of each source, a long period especially for the ALMA millimeter array in Chile which is in heavy demand. The data collected by each telescope will be merged in a computer center and this will take months of processing, so the images should be available within 2018.
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Message 1857243 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 17:56:08 UTC

That sounds excellent! It's hard to imagine so much mass could make up one object.
I can't wait to see the results in 2018.

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Message 1857655 - Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 17:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 1857243.  

That sounds excellent! It's hard to imagine so much mass could make up one object.
I can't wait to see the results in 2018.

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Agree.

Thanks for drawing attention to it Tullio :-)
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Message 1858118 - Posted: 28 Mar 2017, 13:03:46 UTC

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Message 1858306 - Posted: 29 Mar 2017, 19:39:01 UTC
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I just read "Nature".I am not a paying subscriber but each issue has some editorial or news article I can read.On the latest there is an interesting discussion on the thermodynamics of quantum systems, a hot issue.
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Message 1867928 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 12:47:54 UTC - in response to Message 1858306.  

I just read "Nature".I am not a paying subscriber but each issue has some editorial or news article I can read.On the latest there is an interesting discussion on the thermodynamics of quantum systems, a hot issue.
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Hot indeed Tullio:)
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12049
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