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

Capturing the first image of the Milky Way’s black hole was no easy task.

The landmark image released Thursday (May 12) of what scientists call Sagittarius A* was taken by a planet-wide array of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The telescopes used atomic clock timing to precisely fuse their data, no easy task given that the material around Sagittarius A* that the scientists were photographing changes shape every minute.

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