What Does the Freaky Image of the Black Hole Actually Look Like?

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Last week, scientists revealed the first-ever image of a black hole at a press conference in Washington, DC. This is a huge deal, as Harvard & Smithsonian astrophysicist Center for Astrophysics physicist Grant Tremblay told Gizmodo’s Ryan Mandelbaum, “The image marks the start of a new epoch.”

But here’s my question for science: Isn’t this image pretty blurry? Researchers spent probably close to a gagillion dollars on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) system that they used to capture the hole image, and they couldn’t have, like, clicked on the screen before snapping it?

After fiddling around in Lightroom, I was able to enhance the image enough to give us this clearer view of the black hole:

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