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Público TV – Research team discovers Sagittarius A*: a black hole in the Milky Way

Atlas Agency – 12.05.2022 20:40

Historical find above the center of our galaxy. An international team of researchers captured Sagittarius A* for the first time. A black hole at the center of the Milky Way. “Today, the Event Horizon Telescope is pleased to share with you the first direct image of the giant at the center of our galaxy. Sagittarius A*”. It was announced in the United States. This astronomical monster with a diameter of 44 million kilometers concentrates a mass equivalent to four million solar masses. At a distance of more than 26,000 light-years from our planet, observing it was a difficult technological challenge. It took an extensive network of telescopes scattered all over the Earth. Result: Image of Sagittarius A*, originally created in black and white. A discovery that allows us to learn little by little how the universe works.


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