Astronomers capture image of Milky Way’s supermassive black hole for the first time

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By Matthew Chapman On Thursday, the Center for Astrophysics announced the first images of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, known as Sagittarius A*. “The result provides overwhelming evidence that the object at the heart of our galaxy is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies,” the Center for Astrophysics explained on its website. “The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — which includes scientists from the Cente…

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