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First Image of a black hole?

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy is simply too damn far for our telescopes to get an image of; and that’s the closest black hole we know of.

To get an image of something its size at the distance it’s at we’d need a telescope around the size of Earth.

Ladies and gentlemen, we got one. Because of a technique called interferometry, radio telescopes can work together and pick up different parts of waves of light and then fit them together like puzzle pieces. Spring of 2015 many of the world’s radio telescopes will all move at once and snap a shot where we think the Milky Way’s black hole is. We’re going to take a picture of a black hole!

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