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Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Pictured For First Time Ever And It's Mesmerizing


Scientists have captured the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The global research team, known as Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is hopeful they will eventually be able to capture video of the black hole as well.

During a live stream event hosted by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the EHT Collaboration discussed how they unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The group said that the results provide overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and will provide valuable clues about how a black hole works. Black holes are thought to exist at the center of most galaxies.

Before the image was released today, scientists and astronomers had detected stars orbiting around something invisible, compact, and very massive at the center of the Milky Way ...


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