Everyone is so excited about the photo of a black hole that was released last night, especially scientist Katie Bouman who made it happen (yes, along with many other contributors, but SHE is the reason we have the photo and you never hear every other scientist in history, who all used other scientists' work and data, being as picked apart as she is! STAHP IT NOW). But explaining black holes can be tricky, especially to kids, so this video can come in quite handy if you need to explain them in just a few minutes.
I'm not sure what's freakier--the cool photo of the black hole or the backlash Bouman has been receiving based on her work. There's no such thing as a "lone genius." Every genius had help, whether it was the previous work and data of other scientists in their field, collaborators or even people whose work was stolen (often the work of women--just ask Rosalind Frankin). Many even say that much of Einstein's work may have been the work of his first wife. It's pretty freaky that this mindset still exists in 2019, but what's worse is the belief that men can be "lone geniuses" and women can't. That's just stupid.
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