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On April 10, an international team of researchers released an image of a black hole that sits at the center of the galaxy Messier 87 — 53.49 million light years away from Earth.

Stampede1 and 2 enabled researchers to turn theoretical models of black holes into specific predictions about M87, which ultimately gave scientists confidence that the image produced by the EHT collaboration was accurate.

Jetstream also provided a testbed for the distributed data analysis pipelines that made such a large, distributed scientific effort possible.

Work to interpret the results of this major discovery will continue for many years with help from TACC supercomputers.


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