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Scientists unveil new and improved ‘skinny donut’ black hole image
17/04/2023 11:31 AM | Click to read full article
The 2019 release of the first image of a black hole was a significant scientific achievement. But it was a bit blurry, or, as one astrophysicist called it, a “fuzzy orange donut”. Scientists on Thursday unveiled a new and improved image of this black hole – a behemoth at the centre of a nearby galaxy – mining the same data used for the earlier one but improving its resolution by employing image reconstruction algorithms to fill in gaps in the original telescope observations.