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The Year In Science News

The first-ever image of a black hole  at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it.
EHT Collaboration
The first-ever image of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it.

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Joe Palca
Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.