The team faced the impossible task of figuring out a way to combine the masses of data from the telescopes that formed the Event Horizon Telescope network. The algorithms they developed seamlessly stitched together the data to create the wondrous image we see today. The Event Horizon Telescope is formed from data from telescopes located around the world in Hawaii, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Arizona, and the Antarctic. Each telescope collected so much data of M87 it was impossible to send via the internet and had to be physically flown to a central data processing center.

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