Europe South Observatory (ESO) as part of a special press conference held at the head office Milk The way located in the center of the galaxy super massive black hole The presentation of the first photo took place. It should be noted that, while the existence of the black hole in question Albert Einstein predicted. Now, scientists have shown what it looks like. The first photo of a supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is the head of an international project called radio astronomer Huib van Langeveld submitted.
Milk The way The first photo of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A * (also known as Sagittarius A *) in the center of the galaxy:
It should be noted that, Scientists involved in the EHT project have been around for a long time that, the center of our galaxy and observe the environment that surrounds it. Although the black hole is located in the center of our galaxy, obtaining a photo of it is a very complicated process. Sagittarius A *The mass of Of the sun approximately from the mass 4.3 million times is larger and o, From Earth 25,800 light years located at a distance. His event horizontal while the diameter of the so-called belt 25.4 million km contane. Take a photo of such a black hole Ayda tennis is equivalent to taking a photo of the ball. Scientists were able to obtain a photo of the horizontal belt of Sagittarius A *.
This is the area surrounding the black hole and The light in that area is already a black hole gravitational force can not resist. Black hole in the obtained photo accretion drive it is possible to see. This disk consists of a substance absorbed by a black hole. It is this accretion disk that emits strong radiation. Astronomers were able to determine the radiation. It should be noted that, The first description of the black hole in history was presented in 2019. Conversation, M87 is a photo of a black hole in the center of the galaxy. This photo was obtained as part of the EHT project. Now, for the first time in history, scientists have presented the first photo of a black hole in the center of our native galaxy.
The first photo of the black hole in the center of the galaxy M87, presented in 2019: