Thursday, March 28, 2024


 Hey, Space Placers!

Orange spiral with brighter areas and a black background and center.

The European Southern Observatory released this new image of the Milky Way’s black hole today (March 27, 2024). The newly release image shows the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy in polarized light. Polarized light lets astronomers map a black hole’s magnetic field lines. The discovery also suggests our galaxy’s black hole may be harboring a hidden jet. Image via EHT Collaboration/ ESO.

This is the newest image of the Supermassive Black Holeb(SBH), Sgr A*, that resides at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. The image shows the magnetic field structure of our galaxy's SBH and it is very similar to a similar image of M87's SBH taken years ago.

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Sky Guy in VA

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