The Horizon Event Telescope team will announce important news today, which some speculate is related to the Milky Way's central black hole.
Astronomers have long believed that 26,000 light-years away there is a massive black hole in the constellation Sagittarius behind the dust and gas clouds that cover the center of the Milky Way. So far, millions of stars have fallen into this darkness, where there is a huge gravitational field that has severely twisted space-time. No one still knows where this point leads or what it is beyond.
Humanity is now ready to take a closer look at this mysterious world. For the past decade, an international team of more than 300 astronomers has mounted the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of radio observatories around the world, on the Sagittarius A, which is the Earth's source of It is radio waves, they teach to be able to study the center of the galaxy of the moon and the house of the supermassive hole more accurately than before.
Tehran time) The observatory team, led by Harvard-Smithsonian Astronomy Center astronomer Sheperd Doeleman, will announce its latest results at six simultaneous news conferences in Washington and around the world.
It has not released any additional information about today's event, but in April 2019, the same group shocked the world by producing the first image of a black hole; A massive turbulent circle of energy in the galaxy Messier 87 (M87) that surrounds absolute darkness. An image now housed in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Dolman said at the time, "We saw what we thought was invisible."
Produce the massive center of mass of our galaxy. If Dr. Shepard's team has seen the "invisible" again, this achievement will reveal a great deal about how the galaxy works and what goes on in its hidden parts.
As Janna Levin "The results of this finding can be spectacular and instructive," said the theoretical physicist of gravity at Barnard College, Columbia University. I'm still fed up with seeing black holes. "
- Astronomers took very clear images of the center of the Milky Way
Source: NY Times