Live from the Center of Our Galaxy! First Image of Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole (VIDEO)

 

Image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)

 

Breaking news: as we predicted, astronomers captured the first image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy using the powerful plane- wide Event Horizon Telescope. The image, shown above, was released in six simultaneous news conferences in Washington, D.C., and around the globe.

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“Worlds in Collision” – Reawakening Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

 blobs of gas roughly the mass of Jupiter at Milky Way's Black Hole

 

“Beautiful as it is, our Universe is constantly evolving, often through violent events like the Milky Way’s forthcoming collision with the Large Magellanic Cloud,” said Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham. “Barring any disasters, like a major disturbance to the Solar System, our descendants, if any, are in for a treat: a spectacular display of cosmic fireworks as the newly awakened supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, reacts by emitting jets of extremely bright energetic radiation.”

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