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Online trolls are harassing a scientist who helped take the first picture of a black hole

It’s so easy to be excited about Katie Bouman. She’s the 29-year-old computer scientist whose utter glee at seeing a black hole for the first time was captured in a picture that warmed hearts around the world.

Bouman, soon to be an Associate Professor at Caltech, led one of the four teams tasked with turning data on half a ton of hard drives into the picture that ricocheted around the world on Wednesday.

Even with a picture right there on our screens, actually understanding something larger than our solar…

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