Narayanan and Erickson use LMT to coordinate the world-wide “Event Horizon Telescope”

Gopal Narayanan and Neal Erickson, Astronomy have coordinated the “Event Horizon Telescope” (EHT) to turn the Earth into one giant telescope by coordinating observations from instruments arrayed around the world. The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), a joint project of UMass Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, the largest, most sensitive single-aperture millimeter-wavelength telescope in the world, is coordinating with telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, at the South Pole, in Chile and in Spain in a concerted observational campaign from April 5-14 to study the event horizon at the center of our galaxy. National GeographicYahoo! News, Science Recorder, International Business TimesInstitution of Mechanical Engineers, Science magazine, Science World Report, Christian Science MonitorTech Times, Boston GlobeCBS NewsMashable, News Office release

 

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