It took 6 petabytes of data to produce EHT black hole image: astrophysicist

PolandIN spoke with Dr Monika Mościbrodzka, a Polish astrophysicist who was part of the team which captured the first ever photographic image of a black hole.

“It took us more than a year from the observation itself to construct the image,” said Dr Mościbrodzka. Data gathered from all the telescopes involved in the join effort to capture the picture amounted to six petabytes, or 6,000 terabytes.

For the first time in history, scientists will now be able to study phenomena associated with black holes, such as accretion discs and plasma jets, in much greater detail.

Click here to watch the full interview with Dr Monika Mościbrodzka.