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12 May 2022

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Milky Way's black hole, Photo London 2022, Lake Tahoe cleanup, glaciers, Imogen Cunningham, Canon printer driver scam and Jim Kasson.

  • In The Milky Way's Black Hole Comes to Light (gift link), Dennis Overbye tells the story of the first direct image of Sagittarius A* (pronounced Sagittarius A-star), the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
  • In Leap of the Imagination, Mee-Lai Stone features selected images from Photo London 2022 that range the 1850s to the present day.
  • Nina Riggio took a deep dive to get the photos accompanying Gregory Thomas's report that Divers Pulled 25,000 Pounds of Trash From Lake Tahoe. It took a year and they stayed along the 72-mile shoreline going only 25 feet deep.
  • Suzanne Sease presents Cracks in the Ice, Jason Lindsey's personal project that shatters glass slides of vintage photos of glaciers to illustrate, in part, the "fragility of our planet."
  • In Photographer Imogen Cunningham Gets Her Due, Getty photographs curator Paul Martineau discusses Cunningham's trajectory, focusing on key artworks made throughout her life. Her career is the subject of the new exhibition Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective at the Getty Center.
  • Matt Novak reports Canon Printer Owners Are Getting Scammed by fake customer service websites:

The hapless users found themselves on a number of different sites where the fake drivers would fail to download. After that, a chat box would appear and "customer service" would offer to diagnose the problem. Sometimes, the scammers would simply ask for money to fix the imaginary problem. Other times, the scammers would lure the unsuspecting victims into handing over remote access to their computers.

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