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Friday, May 13, 2022

Event Horizon Telescope: Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes. The image is a long-anticipated look at the massive object that sits at the very centre of our galaxy. Scientists had previously seen stars orbiting around something invisible, compact, and very massive at the centre of the Milky Way. This strongly suggested that this object -- known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*, pronounced "sadge-ay-star") -- is a black hole, and today's image provides the first direct visual evidence of it.



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Describing our "huge black hole," "[i]t burbled and gurgled as we looked at it," the University of Arizona's Feryal Ozel said.

Personally, I feel a bit violated.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-12 01:38 PM | Reply

Ron DeSanturd has already labeled this news as CRT and banned it from textbooks.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-13 08:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe it's just the angle, but it doesn't look as wide as Uranus.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-05-13 09:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

it doesn't look as wide as Uranus.


Maybe you should stop fingering it.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 11:50 AM | Reply

Just take a pic of trump.

#5 | Posted by bat4255 at 2022-05-13 12:20 PM | Reply

A bit more of a blurb, and another interesting pic on today's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 03:23 PM | Reply

It was Clownshack bent over tightening the velcro on his tennis shoes.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-05-13 09:16 PM | Reply

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