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

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

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

ALMA and the Global mm-VLBI Array team up and provide first scientific results

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.

The work, performed by an international team with participation of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, is published in the Astrophysical Journal.

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