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

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

The historic image released Thursday (May 12) of what scientists call Sagittarius A* was taken with a planet-wide set of telescopes, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The telescopes used the timing of the atomic clock to accurately fuse their data, not an easy task as the material around Sagittarius A* that the scientists photographed changes shape every minute.

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