> But Dr Bouman, now an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology, insisted the team that helped her deserves equal credit.
> The effort to capture the image, using telescopes in locations ranging from Antarctica to Chile, involved a team of more than 200 scientists.
> "No one of us could've done it alone," she told CNN. "It came together because of lots of different people from many different backgrounds."
> "We're a melting pot of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, and that's what it took to achieve something once thought impossible," Dr Bouman says.
The suggestion that people should avoid casting doubt/criticism due to a person's gender is sexist.