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The First Image of the Supermassive Black Hole in Our Galaxy

This photo might not look like much, but it’s history in the making

4 min readMay 12, 2022


Photo of Sagittarius A* from the Event Horizon Telescope Site.

It was only a matter of time until we snapped an image of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* at the center of our galaxy. This Black Hole is over four million times the mass of our sun and has been an enigma to astronomers and scientists for years.

Now, with the Event Horizon Telescope, we have finally been able to take a picture of this behemoth.

This achievement is a culmination of years of hard work and dedication from many different people. It marks a new era in our understanding of the universe and what lies beyond our own galaxy.

Why does this photo look so blurry?

It looks like a blurry donut because that’s essentially what it is.

The Event Horizon Telescope doesn’t take photos in the traditional sense. It takes snapshots of radio waves and light that have been stretched and bent by the black hole’s gravitational pull. (Easily explained)




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