Astronomers have discovered the first direct evidence of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy. Located more than 27,000 light-years away, there is a supermassive black hole that is more than four million times the mass of our sun. The gigantic celestial object has never been seen by humans before, until today.
Astronomers used the Event Horizon Telescope to take the first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, named Sagittarius A*. For many years scientists and astronomers have hypothesized the blackhole to be there. This is because they made observations of stars near the core which were orbiting something which seemed invisible. The image revealed today has confirmed all those hypotheses.
Black holes are relatively small, invisible, and has extremely dense regions of space with a gravitational field known as an event horizon. Anything that gets pulled in, will never return, including light.
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