The Black Hole in the Heart of the Milky Way

Sgr A*, pronounced sadge ay star has a mass about 4 million times that of the sun, and is about 27,000 light years from Earth.

via NPR

For years, the supermassive black hole in the dark center of the Milky Way galaxy has been theorized about and studied — and finally, it’s been captured in an image.

“We finally have the first look at our Milky Way black hole, Sagittarius A*,” an international team of astrophysicists and researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope team announced on Thursday.

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