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News, Radio, and Roger: Top stories Katie Bouman is the 29Katie Bouman: The year-old scientist behind first image of black hole Video: Katie Bouman's> woman behind the first 2016 TED Talk, How to take a picture of a black black hole image hole Boston.com 1 hour ago BBC.com Fox News 8 hours ago 6 hours ago More for katie bouman friendly-neighborhood-patriarch: friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt: catalogingthedeclineofthewest: Headlines, meet reality. Reality, meet headlines. Her documented “work” on the project is janitorial! MIT news article on the image and the team: http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-haystack-first-image-black-hole-0410 From the article: An international team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They accomplished this remarkable feat by coordinating the power of eight major radio observatories on four continents, to work together as a virtual, Earth-sized telescope. In a series of papers published today in a special issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters, the team has revealed four images of the supermassive black hole at the heart of Messier 87, or M87, a galaxy within the Virgo galaxy cluster, 55 million light years from Earth. … The Haystack EHT team includes John Barrett, Roger Cappallo, Joseph Crowley, Mark Derome, Kevin Dudevoir, Michael Hecht, Lynn Matthews, Kotaro Moriyama, Michael Poirier, Alan Rogers, Chester Ruszczyk, Jason SooHoo, Don Sousa, Michael Titus, and Alan Whitney. Additional contributors were MIT alumni Daniel Palumbo, Katie Bouman, Lindy Blackburn, Sera Markoff, and Bill Freeman, a professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She’s listed as an “additional contributor.”  Topkek. reblogging because ive seen katie boumans name several times but this is the first time ive heard about andrew chael. he deserves to be recognized. 850k lines of code is no joke.

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Candy, Memes, and Nationwide: Mall of America Honors Diversity and Hires the First Black Santa @balleralert Mall of America Honors Diversity and Hires the First Black Santa-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s officially that time of year when children will crowd in malls across the country to have their picture taken with SantaClaus, and for the first time, visitors of MallofAmerica will have their photos taken with a black Santa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is a long time coming,” Landon Luther told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Luther is the co-owner of the Santa Experience, a photo studio that offers families the chance to have a one-on-one meet-and-greet with the jolly good fellow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We want Santa to be for everyone, period,” Luther said. So this past spring, Luther set out on a nationwide search for a Santa of color. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It was like finding a needle in a haystack,” he said. But eventually Luther found the perfect one at a Santa Claus convention held in July in Branson, Missouri. It was there that Luther met LarryJefferson — the only Santa of color out of the almost 1,000 Santas in attendance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jefferson is a retired U.S. Army veteran from Texas who has been playing the role of St. Nick since 1999. While he may be the first black Santa for the Mall of America, Jefferson says in his experience, kids don’t see color when it comes Santa Claus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “What they see most of the time is this red suit and candy,” he said. “I’m just a messenger to bring hope, love and peace to girls and boys.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While many parents who arrived at the MallOfAmerica Thursday were excited to show their kids that Santa comes in all colors, not everyone was as thrilled about the news. Star Tribune editor Scott Gillespie tweeted that he had to disable the comments on the "Black Santa” story due to the high amounts of backlash.

Mall of America Honors Diversity and Hires the First Black Santa-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s officially that time of y...

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