GA­LAC­TIC CEN­TRE IMAGED

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

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.

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