Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole looks blurry. Here’s why it isn’t.

Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole looks blurry.  Here’s why it isn’t.

Capturing the first-ever image of the Milky Way’s black hole was no easy feat.

The historic image of what scientists are calling Sagittarius A* released Thursday (May 12) was taken by a planetwide set of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The telescopes used atomic clock time to precisely fuse their data, not an easy task given that the material around Sagittarius A* that the scientists photographed changes shape every minute.

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