The Best Picture Ever of the Black Hole Next Door

The Cosmic Companion
Jun 5 · 4 min read
An artist’s conception of the inner ring of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Image credit: Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello
The ALMA image revealing the cool, inner disc of our local supermassive black hole. Image credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), E.M. Murchikova; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello
Control a 3D tour of the center of the Milky Way, including the supermassive black hole at the core of our galaxy. Credit: Chandra X-ray Observatory
The first picture ever released of a black hole showed the SMBH at the center of the galaxy M87. Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time