Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole looks blurry. Here’s why that’s not the case.

Capturing the first-ever image of the Milky Way’s black hole was no easy task.

The historic image released Thursday, May 12, of what scientists call Sagittarius A*, took a planet-wide array of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The telescopes used atomic clock synchronization to merge their data precisely, which is no easy task given that the material around Sagittarius A* that the scientists were photographing changes shape every minute.

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