Astronomers will release groundbreaking findings about the center of our galaxy

Astronomers will release groundbreaking findings about the center of our galaxy ...

If the Event Horizon Telescope sounds familiar, it''s because the company had a substantial success. Back in 2019, the team released the first-ever image of a black hole''s event horizon, a remarkable feat that at the time marked an incredible milestone for radio astronomy and physics.

According to a press statement, the EHT, which works with the European Southern Observatory, is planning to deliver "groundbreaking revelations" about our galaxy. "The United States National Science Foundation and the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking discovery in the Milky Way.

A new not-yet revealed discovery

What might this new discovery be? Well, EHT was not just analyzing the supermassive beast at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy dubbed M87, which produced the first-ever image of a black hole.

The organization is also looking at the small black hole at the center of the Milky Way known as Sagittarius A, or Sgr A. This black hole is roughly 4.3 million times larger than the sun and is located just 25,000 light years from Earth.

Sgr A is much closer and smallcompared to M87. (M87 is roughly 6 billion times greater and about 50 million light-years from Earth.) It''s possible that the closer distance makes it simpler to inspect and draw some decent conclusions.

Celestial interference

Sfr A was certainly harder to investigate than M87 because there''s a lot morecosmic gas and dust that hinders radio telescope activities when observing celestial objects located near our home galaxy. Could EHT have somehow overcome this obstacle to produce another image of yet another black hole?

No one knows for sure what EHT''s next announcement will reveal, and whether it will truly be a picture of Sergeant A. At the EHT''s scheduled press conference, we will have to wait until May 12 to receive that answer. However, what we do know is that it will be exciting and potentially revolutionary.

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