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Lifting the veil on the black hole at the heart of our Galaxy

21 Jan 2019, 08:12 UTC
Lifting the veil on the black hole at the heart of our Galaxy © S. Issaoun, M. Mościbrodzka, Radboud University/ M. D. Johnson, CfA

Including the powerful ALMA into an array of telescopes for the first time, astronomers have found that the emission from the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) at the center of our Galaxy comes from a smaller region than previously thought. This may indicate that a radio jet from Sgr A* is pointed almost directly towards the Earth.

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