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Paper: A Proposal for Constructing a New VLBI Array, Horizon Telescope
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 33
Authors: Miyoshi, M.; Kameno, S.; Falcke, H.
Abstract: The existence of a black hole in the universe has become very clear and is now one of our common sense in astronomy. But the direct image of a black hole showing relativistic phenomena around the event horizon was still beyond our reach in the previous century. The apparent sizes of black holes are too small to observe. Sagittarius A* is the closest massive black hole at our galactic center. Even the Schwarzschild radius of SgrA* is only about 6 micro-arcseconds. Early in the 21st century, however, the development of VLBI techniques and millimeter and sub-millimeter radio astronomy will soon reach the point to make such observations of black holes possible. We here propose to construct a new VLBI array that should be named as the Event Horizon Telescope.
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