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Scientists capture image of black hole at the centre of Milky Way galaxy

In an historic first, scientists have captured a remarkable image of a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.

The eagerly-anticipated picture, revealed to the world today, shows Sagittarius A* — which is roughly 4.3 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 27,000 light-years away from the Earth.

It comes just over three years after the same astronomers revealed the first ever photograph of a black hole.

In a highly-anticipated string of press conferences held simultaneously around the world, the team behind the Event Horizon Telescope shared the findings from their observations, calling the moment a ‘groundbreaking Milky Way galaxy discovery’.

They said it was ‘the glue that holds the galaxy together’. 

In an historic first, scientists have captured a remarkable image of a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way

In an historic first, scientists have…


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