Astronomers have obtained the first photograph of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, offering the first direct proof of its existence.
Sagittarius A* is a huge tear in space-time that is four million times the mass of our sun and 40 million miles (60 million kilometers) across.
Sagittarius A*, the massive black hole is located 26,000 light-years away from us at the centre of our galaxy
The image was taken by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which is made up of eight synchronised radio telescopes spread across the world.
Because even light cannot escape a black hole's enormous gravitational attraction, Sagittarius A* can only be seen as the silhouette of a ring of blurry, twisted light. This halo is created by superheated, incandescent matter spinning at near-lightspeed around the cosmic monster's maw entrance. Once the progressively stripped and shredded plasma reaches the black hole's event horizon, it is eternally lost inside.
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