The first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy is now available!

May 16, 2022

In an important scientific advance, astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole located in the center of our galaxy!

"During a press conference hosted by the U.S. National Science Foundation with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration in Washington, D.C. today, astronomers unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope, or EHT, Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes."

Download a high resolution version of the Sgr A* image here - on the National Science Foundation website.