Su­per­mas­sive Black Hole

Sky at Night Magazine - - INSIDE THE SKY AT NIGHT -

It is thought that there is a su­per­mas­sive black hole at the cen­tre of al­most ev­ery galaxy, in­clud­ing our own. This month the Sky at Night team look into Sagittariu­s A*, the su­per­mas­sive black hole at the Milky Way’s cen­tre, to dis­cover what as­tronomers know about it. Plus, they re­veal the frst ever di­rect im­age of a black hole, newly cap­tured by the Event Hori­zon Tele­scope.

Four, 12 May, 10pm (frst re­peat Four, 16 May, 7.30pm) Check www.bbc.co.uk/sky­at­night for sub­se­quent re­peat times

A su­per­mas­sive black hole lies buried at the core of the Milky Way

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