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first image of Milky Way's black hole

This is the first image of our galaxy’s black hole

May 12th, 2022

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the Milky Way’s black hole. The existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has been a possibility for many years. However, now, an image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope provides irrefutable evidence that it is indeed a black hole.

black hole jet

Watch a black hole violently fire a jet of material into space

April 8th, 2020

Astronomers from the Event Horizon Telescope project have released images of a distant quasar with its black hole spewing material into space.  The images were gathered by telescopes all over the planet, acting together to peer deep into space.  The images reveal mysteries about the jet of fast-moving material leaving the black hole, and researchers …

black hole photo

We’re probably about to see the first-ever photograph of a black hole

April 2nd, 2019

Black holes are so strange that they’re kind of hard to wrap your brain around. They’re super-dense objects with gravitational pull so strong that nothing can escape them and, while we know they exist, astronomers have never actually photographed one. Weird, right? When it comes to spotting a black hole the distance is really what …