Three scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics for their study of the super massive black hole that sits at the center of our galaxy. This black hole, Sagittarius A*, as it’s known, was first discovered as a bright radio object in 1974 at the Green Bank Observatory.
Bruce Balick and Robert Brown used three radio dishes and a fourth smaller dish about 35 km away to form an interferometer.
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Learn more about interferometers here.