For the first time, scientists from around the world have captured a photo of the massive black hole that is 4 million times larger than the sun sitting in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Released by NASA on Thursday, the photo features the black hole called Sagittarius A* surrounded by a bright orange and yellow ring. It is impossible to see a black hole directly, but they are detectable because their boundaries cast a shadow against hot gas and dust.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures black hole Sagittarius A * 27,000 light years from Earth. (NASA/Released)
The image was captured using the Event Horizon Telescope, or EHT, which is made up of 11 radio telescopes dispersed throughout the world from Hawaii to Greenland. The telescopes are connected to a single array, which can detect radio waves moving near the black hole.
The Earth’s rotation allows each telescope
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