It makes me think of what the physical limit of optics based observation is.
This image is of the star and the very large Planets orbiting (my assumption would be orbiting bodies akin to Jupiter). Up till this point we’d only ever observed the individual star, up to that point we could only look up and see a massive sea of lights. So we’ve made progress in seeing more and more as we’ve had better and better technology / methods.
I wonder if some day there will be a technology that could collect light to fine enough point to see the smaller bodies around the star, maybe even to a point where we could get a decent image of each of the planets in the system.