🔗 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.