‘Blown away’: how SA man helped capture first black hole image

11 April 2019 - 05:57 By Katharine Child
SA astrophysicist Roger Deane is part of the team that recorded the first photograph of a black hole.
SA astrophysicist Roger Deane is part of the team that recorded the first photograph of a black hole.
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Growing up in the Free State, Roger Deane, an astrophysicist from Pretoria University, had a good view of the Milky Way, inspiring his dreams to become an astronaut.

Now, the 36-year old has helped the world see a black hole as the first images have been released of one at the heart of distant galaxy, Messier 87,  in the constellation Virgo.

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