Astronomers Success! Unveils first image of our galaxy’s black hole

Milky Way’s Black Hole: Astronomers on Thursday released an image of a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy that devours any matter within its immense gravitational pull. . Black Hole – Called Sagittarius A*, or SgrA* – This is the second picture I have taken so far. This feat has been achieved by the same international collaboration of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which in 2019 released the first image of a black hole – at the center of a different galaxy.

Our own black hole! Astronomers have just revealed the 1st image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy using the @ehtelescope– a planet-scale array of radio telescopes that emerged from decades of NSF support. https://t.co/bC1PZH4yD6 #ourblackhole pic.twitter.com/pd96CH3V0m

— National Science Foundation (@NSF) May 12, 2022

 

Congratulations to the @ehtelescope team on capturing the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy! https://t.co/unviRGjZEe

— NASA (@NASA) May 12, 2022

Sagittarius A* has four million times the mass of our Sun and is about 26,000 light-years (the distance that light travels in a year) away, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km) – away from Earth.

In the picture there is a dark and silent space shaped like a donut filled with radio emissions. A black hole cannot be seen because even light cannot escape its strong gravitational pull. But the new picture traces its shadow to a bright, hazy ring of light and matter that’s rolling ashore before eventually sinking into oblivion. Astronomers explained, “Sagittarius A* is about 17 times the diameter of the Sun.”

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