Astronomers May Have The First Picture Of A Black Hole

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Heart of the Matter

An illustration of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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Eyes on the Prize

Part of the ALMA array, a set of 66 radio dishes in the Chilean desert.

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Radio Star

A closer view of the central region of the Milky Way, where our galaxy’s supermassive black hole resides.

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Center Stage

A radio observatory on the ground combined forces with two space telescopes to create this image of the center of our galaxy.

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Galactic Giant

A distant galaxy spied by a NASA telescope features a ring of stars around its central black hole.

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Small but Mighty

In addition to supermassive black holes, astronomers have found indirect evidence for lighter black holes littering various galactic hosts, including the outburst captured here by a NASA x-ray telescope.

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Eerie Glow

Magenta spots reveal brilliant x-ray emissions from smaller black holes in the arms of a spiral galaxy.

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Jet Stream

A Hubble picture shows jets of high-speed particles spewing from the supermassive black hole at a galaxy’s heart.

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Cosmic Behemoth

A NASA telescope captured x-ray emissions from the vicinity of one of the most powerful supermassive black holes yet seen, a giant about 3.9 billion light-years away.

 

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