troubleshooting Question

How is SQL Server finding linked server table?

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I have two instances of SQL Server on two different servers.
In SQL instance one(SERVER1) is a linked server to SQL instance 2(SERVER2).
In SQL instance 2 there is a table called MyTable.

Much to my surprise I can issue this SELECT statement in SQL instance 1 and it will return data.

How is this possible? This is SQL 2019. I have always prefixed the table name with the linked server instance name.
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