Astronomers Image Cold Gas Ring Around Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole

Jun 7, 2019 · 3 min read

by Ryan Whitwam

Scientists recently produced the first images of a giant black hole in a distant galaxy, but there’s a supermassive black hole much closer to home. In the center of our own galaxy lurks an invisible monster, the gravity of which may help hold the Milky Way together. We can’t see this black hole, but observations have detected…