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This is how the Milky Way’s massive black hole “looks like”

This is how the Milky Way's massive black hole "looks like"

Scientists have used a special technology to convert data from the black hole Sagittarius A* in the middle of our galaxy into sound.

we too we wroteThat researchers have published the world’s first real image of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, called Sagittarius A (asterisk), about 26,000 light-years from Earth, near the boundaries of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpio. This shot is credited to the International Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, the same science collaboration that published the first image three years ago depicting a real black hole. The image at the time shows an object in the center of the 87 giant Messier galaxy, about 55 million light-years from Earth and weighing 6.5 billion times the Sun.

The data from the Sagittarius A* recording has now been converted into sounds by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory team. The volume level in the recording is determined by how bright the event horizon is.

All-consuming black holes have been driving researchers’ imaginations for decades, and while a thing or two about night giants has already been discovered, in elegant terms, scientists are still groping in the dark. What we know for sure is that it is an object from which nothing, even light, can escape due to strong gravity.

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