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An Earth-Sized Telescope Just Snapped Two Pictures

We may soon have a direct image of a black hole, and we have the first detection of an atmosphere on an Earth-sized exoplanet!

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Sources:
Event Horizon:
http://www.eventhorizontelescope.org/index.html
http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-hunt-for-a-black-hole-with-a-telescope-the-size-of-earth-1.21693
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/4/5/15182142/event-horizon-telescope-black-hole
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431204-200-earthsized-telescope-set-to-snap-first-picture-of-a-black-hole/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328500.300-i-want-to-take-the-first-picture-of-a-black-hole/
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/im.pdf
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-637X/817/2/173
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/462/2/1382/2589703/Asymmetric-structure-in-Sgr-A-at-3-mm-from-closure
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/312423
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/735/2/110
http://www.thephysicsmill.com/2013/11/09/accretion-disk/
https://arxiv.org/abs/1505.03545
http://www.space.com/26765-supermassive-black-holes-rapid-growth.html
https://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6011
http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~garret/teaching/lecture10-2011.pdf

Super-Earth
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aa6477/
https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.02425
http://www.space.com/36368-atmosphere-found-on-nearly-earth-size-planet.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/06/Astronomers-confirm-atmosphere-around-the-super-Earth/1511491490894/
https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1603/
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/338770/
https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08901

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Event_Horizon_Telescope_and_Global_mm-VLBI_Array_on_the_Earth.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_halo_of_galaxy_Messier_87.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Supermassiveblackhole_nasajpl.jpg
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA20697
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IonringBlackhole.jpeg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BH_LMC.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%E2%80%99s_impression_of_exoplanet_orbiting_two_stars.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/content/keplers-first-five-exoplanets
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%E2%80%99s_impression_of_55_Cancri_e.jpg

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