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First images captured of black hole at center of Milky Way

Images of black hole at the centre of Milky Way captured. Second black hole to be captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.

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Astronomers have captured the first image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
On Thursday, scientists announced the image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) captured using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).
Sgr A* is less than 26,000 light-years from Earth, closer than the first supermassive black hole imaged by the EHT at the center of galaxy Messier 87.
The EHT is an international collaboration that uses data from ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, the Spanish Sierra Nevada, the South Pole, and the Atacama Desert in Chile, among other locations.
Michael Johnson, an astrophysicist at the Center of Astrophysics, remarked on the event, “For decades, astronomers have wondered what lies at the heart of our galaxy, pulling stars into tight orbits through its immense gravity.”

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