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First Ever Image of Sagittarius A*

We can now see the black hole at the center of our own galaxy

A press conference was held this morning of May 12th at the European Southern Observatory in Germany. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the first ever image of Sagittarius A*, the enigmatic cosmic leviathan at the center of our galaxy. The picture shows the ring of soft, wild-orange light surrounding the inescapable pull of the black hole at its center. Below is an object with over 4 million solar masses, residing just 26,000 lightyears away at the…




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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science.

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