Milky Way vs M87: Event Horizon Telescope Photos Show 2 Very Different Monster Black Holes


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

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


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