1st ever picture of our "own" black hole
The EHT team made a first picture of the black hole in the center of our Milkey Way, called Sagittarius A*. This black hole has a mass of four million times the mass of our own Sun!
What you see is a central dark region where the hole resides, circled by the light coming from super-heated gas accelerated by immense gravitational forces.
For scale, the ring is roughly the size of Mercury's orbit around our star.
That's about 60 million km, or 40 million miles, across...
Our own WP1 is dedicated to the EHT