We’ve Finally Seen the Black Hole at the Centre of the Milky Way

And it looks pretty familiar…and pretty.

Photo of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.
EHT Collaboration
Left: Photo of the M87 black hole. Right: Photo of Sagittarius A* black hole.
EHT Collaboration

But what exactly is a black hole?

What does a black hole look like?

What is an event horizon?




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