🔗 The Event Horizon Telescope’s first black hole image, explained in 500 words - Vox

Taking a photo of this black hole is like taking a photo of a quarter in Los Angeles all the way from Washington, DC. To see such a small object, researchers needed a telescope the size of the Earth.

I’m not super into space, but the details of how they pulled this off have had me enthralled all day. It’s truly amazing.

Craig McClellan @craigmcclellan