Astronomers captured 1st image of the Milky Way’s huge black hole

By Chitransh Sharma

"We finally have the first look at our Milky Way black hole, Sagittarius A*," a global crew from the Event Horizon Telescope team announced on Thursday.

The Image

This picture freed by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, May 12, 2022, shows a black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

More than 300 researchers united in the effort to capture the image, assembling info from radio observatories around the world.

The project cost almost $60 million with $28 million coming from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Placing the size of the black hole into an Earthling's  view, the  team said  that seeing it from the surface of our planet would be like trying to spot a donut on the moon.