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Perfectly imaging imperfect science

How does one maintain a personal professional identity while part of a large collaboration in which everything is a team effort? Tensions will undoubtedly arise, but among the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, at least, they are resolved as one would handle family dynamics.

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Fig. 1: EHT images of M87* and Sgr A*.

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Fig. 2: Sara Issaoun presents the EHT image of Sgr A* to journalists and scientists.

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Maffey, G. Perfectly imaging imperfect science. Nat Astron 6, 1111–1113 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-022-01791-z

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