An animation showing the change in appearance of the M87* black hole over the course of a year. The bright side of the black hole varies over time, creating a visible wobbling effect.
Snapshots of the M87* black hole appearance, obtained through imaging / geometric modeling, and the EHT array of telescopes in 2009-2017. The diameter of all rings is similar, but the location of the bright side varies.
Low Resolution Image
Telescopes participating in the EHT observations of M87* in 2009-2018 and the array expected in 2021.