Meet the Woman Behind the First-Ever Black Hole Image
The young female scientist behind the first-ever image of a black hole is being hailed as an American hero. At just 29, Dr. Kate Bouman has done something few others have: made history. "This is just the beginning of having another window into what black holes can tell us about our laws and physics," Bouman said after the image released. "Already, we've learned so much." Bouman created the algorithm that allowed the picture showing a fiery ring surrounding a black center to be assembled.