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

Capturing 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* took a planet-wide set of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The telescopes used atomic clock timing to fuse their data precisely, no easy task given that the material around Sagittarius A* the scientists were photographing changes shape every minute.

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