Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

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Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers Capture , First Ever Image of Our Galaxy's , Supermassive Black Hole.

'The Independent' reports that scientists have captured the first image of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

'The Independent' reports that scientists have captured the first image of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

The image provides the first direct evidence that the supermassive black hole actually exists.

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The image was captured by the , Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, a global network of radio telescopes.

Ziri Younsi from University College London, a co-author on the new papers, described the black hole as the , โ€œthe glue that holds the galaxy togetherโ€.

It is key to our understanding of how the Milky Way formed and will evolve in the future, Ziri Younsi, University College London, via 'The Independent'.

Capturing the image took over five years of work by over 300 researchers.

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The team hopes that the image can help scientists better understand the event horizon, the very edge of the black hole.

The event horizon is the literal edge of space and time โ€“ everything we know about space and time breaks down at the event horizon.

They don't have any meaning they cease to have any meaning cross it, and youโ€™ll never return, you are causally disconnected, it's a literal edge of the universe, of reality, Ziri Younsi, University College London, via 'The Independent'.

And we're starting to see matter now very close to the edge โ€“ I think it's amazing that human beings can even have the capacity to visualise that, Ziri Younsi, University College London, via 'The Independent'.

The team's findings were published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters


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