The EHT has done it again.
The scientists who gave us our first-ever direct image of a black hole are back with results a little closer to home. Scientists from the event horizon telescope unveiled their first view of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way at a news conference today.
The first image of the gentle giant at the center of our galaxy was shared this morning during a news conference held by the U.S.
Scientists turned the world into a telescope to see a black hole.
Scientists have believed for years that there is a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Astronomers have to get creative to study black holes because they don't emit light.
The newly revealed image is based on observations of light that has heated up as it races toward the black hole. Scientists can see the shadow of the black hole with this technique.
Even that not-quite-direct observation is very difficult. The event horizon telescope is a global network of observatories that act like a telescope.
Six papers analyzing the results have been released by scientists working on the project. We will be updating this story throughout the day as we follow the developments.
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