Mike Driscoll: Python Used to Take Photo of Black Hole

Scientists have used a new algorithm to take a photo of a black hole. One of the most exciting parts about it to me is that they used a lot of Python libraries to do the magic.

Here’s a list mentioned in their paper:

They also used their own custom Python code which is available on Github

If you’re interested in a more laymen’s explanation of the ideas behind taking the photo, there’s a nice TED talk on it from one of the researchers:


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