The netherlands will stop funding the telescope that will image a black hole is made possible

The netherlands ends its involvement with the Event Horizon Telescope, as the telescope is that it is the first ever photo of a black-hole, this year it also was reported in the newspaper de Volkskrant on Saturday. Four of the requests for further funding were denied by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

According to the Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, there is no more money in order to, for example, young researchers working in the services. According to the newspaper, they would be the majority of the academic work for them.

A new European research grant would be for the Dutch project is to be saved, but the assurance on that will follow until 2021.

The international astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) did it this year for the first time, to take a picture of a black hole in the making. This is a picture of a supermassive black hole, and its shadow is in the center of the galaxy Messier 87, about 55 million light-years away from earth.

The netherlands has played an important role in the development of the telescope. The head of the scientific council, and a member of the board of directors and the project manager were from the Netherlands.


The astronomers are presenting the first image ever of a black hole

United states is threatening a prominent place at the table to lose

Project manager Remo Tilanus, an affiliate of the University of Leiden, is a let down. “We, as the Netherlands invested a lot in order to the prominent place at the table. Now, we run the risk of that place is to lose it,” said Ronnie, in a conversation with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.

A European research grant and would be able to get to be able to ensure that the Netherlands is the activities surrounding the Event Horizon Telescope, to resume, as reported in the newspapers. Certainty on this matter, it would, however, not until 2021 will follow.


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