Computer-simulated image of a supermassive black hole. NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)
Astronomy

Astronomers Are Attempting to Capture the First-Ever Photograph of a Black Hole

A system of radio telescopes around the world is peering at the gigantic black hole at the center of the Milky Way, a behemoth called Sagittarius A*.

Published On 04/07/2017
4:34 PM EDT
A Hubble Space Telescope view of the Milky Way galaxy’s center in infrared light. The inset shows X-rays in the region around Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s heart. NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScI