Milky Way vs. M87: photos show 2 different black monster holes

Milky Way vs. M87: photos show 2 different black monster holes

Three years ago, scientists used an Earth-sized telescope to create the first-ever image of a black hole. Now they’ve done it again – this time closer to home and from a whole different unseen behemoth.

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has now produced images of two supermassive black holes: one at the center of a galaxy called M87 and the other at the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. In doing so, the hundreds of scientists involved in the endeavor have gotten their first glimpses of two objects that have surprisingly little in common.

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