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South Africa's MeerKat Telescope Captures Clearest Image of Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

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The MeerKat Telescope of South Africa Illuminated 'Our' Black Hole

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The Black Hole lies at the center of our Milky Way, which is the galaxy that contains our solar system. The MeerKat telescope was built with about $330 million of funding and is now one of the most powerful telescopes on the planet. The Milky Way is 25,000 light years from earth.

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A closer shot of one of the 13.5m in diameter dishes at MeerKat, one of 65 that together can process 275 Gigabytes per second.

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Written by Grace Kelman, Edited by Alexander Fleiss