Breakthrough Prize for team behind world’s first Black Hole image

Breakthrough Prize For team behind world

Question: Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was given to which of the following image?
(a) Ozone layer
(b) Mars Photograph
(c) Black hole Image
(d) None of the above
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • The 347 scientists collaborated to produce the world’s first image of a black hole.
  • On 5th September, 2019, they were honored with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, winning $3 million dollars. The award is referred as the Oscars of science.
  • They were able to achieve an unprecedented resolution and observe the black hole’s silhouette for the first time in history, confirming theoretical predictions about these celestial objects.
  • Now in its eighth year, the Breakthrough Prize was launched by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to recognize and reward the world’s top scientists.
  • They will be recognized at a gala awards ceremony on November 3, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

Links:
https://www.ndtv.com/science/oscar-of-science-award-for-team-behind-worlds-first-black-hole-image-2096391
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/05/first-image-black-hole-scientists-awarded-breakthrough-physics-prize

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