GALACTIC CENTRE IMAGED
On 5 April the globespanning Event Horizon Telescope was aimed at the galactic centre in an attempt to take the first image of the shadow belonging to our Galaxy’s supermassive black hole. The scope consists of a network of eight of the world’s premier radio telescopes working together as one over a 10-day period. The amount of data produced by the telescope is so immense that it will take several months for it to be processed at MIT. Only then will the team know if the endeavour has been successful.