Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy
Overview of the press release
“We were stunned by how well the size of the ring agreed with predictions from Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity," said EHT Project Scientist Geoffrey Bower from the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academic Sinica, Taipei. "These unprecedented observations have greatly improved our understanding of what happens at the very centre of our galaxy, and offer new insights on how these giant black holes interact with their surroundings." The EHT team's results are being published today in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Figure : Making of the image of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Professor Mareki Honma (the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo) and Yutaro Kofuji (Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo.) contributed to this research.
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