First-ever image of “The black hole ‘shadow’ at the heart of the Milky Way“

Image from the Event Horizon Telescope

From the story on the PhysicsWorld ( website,

”The hefty black hole within the heart of our galaxy – known as Sagittarius A* or Sgr A* – lies some 27,000 light-years away from Earth and had been scrutinized, albeit indirectly, by astronomers for decades. Based on the motions of stars zipping around a seemingly empty spot at the Milky Way’s centre, they had deduced that a body roughly four million times the mass of our Sun must reside there.”

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