>>2130999>>2131005>No one's really excited about the actual black hole
This. I'm more excited about the tech they developed to do this. They can collect data at a much higher resolution than they could before this, and it proves that they're on to something with the whole "let's network a bunch of telescopes together" idea. We're almost certain of the appearance of black holes, and they're tricky to spot, which gave us a good way to tell that this new technique was working. As a bonus, it produced a picture that gets all the popsci people excited so they dump more money into it.