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Event Horizon Telescope Team Wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize

The 2020 $3-million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration: there were 347 members on the published papers. The even-larger team included 30+ from Astronomy/Steward and NOAO. First science from this collaboration was the creation and analysis of the photo of the supermassive black hole in M87 from data from a set of radio telescopes spanning most of the diameter of the Earth. You can read about the Breakthrough Prize and about this particular award HERE. Our April 2019  story about the first results of the Event Horizon Telescope can be found HERE. UA News has published a new press release HERE. Many other entities have picked up this story, including National GeographicThe, Popular Mechanics, and Congratulations to everyone in Tucson who is part of this amazing work.

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