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Scientists unveil image of black hole at Milky Way's center 

12/05/2022 09:22 PM | Click to read full article

The black hole - called Sagittarius A*, or SgrA* - is only the second one ever to be imaged. The feat was accomplished by the same Event Horizon Telescope international collaboration that in 2019 unveiled the first-ever photo of the one residing at the heart of a different galaxy.

Sagittarius A* possesses 4 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 26,000 light-years - the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km) - from Earth.