First Ever Image of Our Milky Way Galaxy’s Central Supermassive Black Hole Called “Sagittarius A*”

 

“Any light that goes into that black hole doesn’t come out. So we shouldn’t be able to see anything that’s behind the blackhole. But we can see Sagittarius A* because that black hole is warping space, bending light and twisting magnetic fields around itself.”

— Dan Wilkins, Ph.D., Astrophysicist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

 

First ever Earth human image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The red and yellow glowing gas orbiting around the black hole is being pulled into the black hole that traps all light and matter that enters. Spectacular image released in multiple digital press conferences on May 12, 2022, reinforces Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and National Science Foundation. Click to enlarge.

 

May 12, 2022 Munich, Germany – Today astronomers at the Southern European Observatory (SEO)  in Munich, Germany, released in six simultaneous digital news conferences in Washington, D. C., and around the planet, the first ever image of the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy called Sagittarius A* — pronounced “Sagittarius A-Star.” Ironically, the image seems to have more light than black darkness. But black holes do not emit any light. They trap light. So the red and yellow glow comes from hot plasma that is being pulled into massive Sagittarius A* and shredded. This is strong verification of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

This remarkable image was produced by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (EHT), which employs eleven different radio telescopes around the world.The 11-scope-telescope is named after the point of no return around a black hole known as the Event Horizon.

This Sagittarius A* image is only the second that humans have ever taken of a black hole. The first was in 2019 of the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy which is one of the largest black holes in this universe. For perspective, the M87 black hole is 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun and more than 1,000 times the mass of Sagittarius A*.

 

First Event Horizon Telescope Was This 2019 Image of Supermassive Black Hole At Center of M87 Galaxy

The first image of a black hole, at the center of galaxy Messier 87, was released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (EHT) on April 10, 2019. Image by EHT.

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06-29-2011 – Black Holes and Galaxies Grew Up Together in Early Universe
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01-25-2008 – Could Our Universe Be A Virtual Reality Processed By Other Intelligence?


Websites:

What Are Black Holes? by NASA:  https://www.nasa.gov/black-holes

Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (EHT):  https://eventhorizontelescope.org/


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