Working together as a ‘virtual telescope,’ observatories around the world produce first direct images of a black hole: Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy. — ScienceDaily

An international team of over 200 astronomers has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They accomplished this remarkable feat by coordinating the power of eight major radio observatories on four continents, to work together as a virtual, Earth-sized telescope.

Source: Working together as a ‘virtual telescope,’ observatories around the world produce first direct images of a black hole: Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy. — ScienceDaily

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