Scientist Dr Katie Bouman, 29, was a key leader on the team that captured the first ever image of a black hole earlier this year.
The celebratory image she posted online ended up on the receiving end of misogynistic trolling – but her team rallied round to support her.
A video by Angelica Casas and Lu Yang for BBC 100 Women.
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