The first simulated image of a black hole, calculated with an IBM 7040 computer using 1960 punch cards and hand-plotted by French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet in 1978


The first simulated image of a black hole, calculated with an IBM 7040 computer using 1960 punch cards and hand-plotted by French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet in 1978



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11 thoughts on “The first simulated image of a black hole, calculated with an IBM 7040 computer using 1960 punch cards and hand-plotted by French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet in 1978

  1. Possibly my favorite data plot ever. The amount of work doing all the dots by hand is insane.

    Reddit user /u/rantonels has made a really cool [real time raytracer](https://rantonels.github.io/starless/#) where you can look at a render of a black hole yourself and compare it with Luminet’s work.

  2. Why is there a single isolated line that seems to go through the inner part of the black hole?

    Is it to do with gravitational harmonics or something?

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