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Researchers of the globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope collaboration unveiled the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. Taking a direct image of the black hole in M87 is a feat that would not have been possible a decade ago. It’s like “taking a picture of a doughnut placed on the surface of the moon,” according to EHT Project Scientist Dimitrios Psaltis, a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona.

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