Astronomers Show The 1st Image Of Supermassive Black Hole In The Milky Way


Alexa, play "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse. On a more serious note though, the world's first image of a supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy has been released and astronomers are calling it a "gentle giant" on a near-starvation diet.

Astronomers believe that all galaxies do have giant black holes where light and matter cannot escape, which makes it extremely hard to get images of them. Black holes usually gobble up galactic material but Feryal Ozel, from the University of Arizona, said that this one is eating up very little of it. Another astronomer refers to it as someone who eats a single grain of rice over millions of years.

For more information on the supermassive black hole or what astronomers had to say about it, visit ABC 7.


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