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Welcome to the Joint Institute for VLBI, an European Research Infrastructure Consortium. Our primary task is to operate the data processor for the European VLBI Network (EVN). JIVE provides support to the world-wide EVN user community and also supports EVN operations. JIVE is hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON).

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JIVE celebrates the National Diversity Day October 6th celebrates National Diversity Day (NDD) in the Netherlands, a day to work on improving diversity in all its aspects, including sexual preferences, gender identity, origin, religion, physical disabilities, a distance to the labor market, and more.

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Wobbling Shadow of the M87* Black Hole In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration delivered the first image of a black hole, revealing M87*-the supermassive object in the center of the M87 galaxy. The EHT team, including researchers from JIVE, has now used the lessons learned last year to analyze the archival data sets from 2009-2013, some of them not published before. The analysis reveals the behavior of the black hole image across multiple years, indicating persistence of the crescent-like shadow feature, but also variation of its orientation-the crescent appears to be wobbling. The full results appeared today in The Astrophysical Journal.

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