The orbit of the hot spot around Sagittarius A*

This shows a still image of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, as seen by the Event Horizon Collaboration (EHT), with an artist’s illustration indicating where the modelling of the ALMA data predicts the hot spot to be and its orbit around the black hole.


EHT Collaboration, ESO/M. Kornmesser (Acknowledgment: M. Wielgus)

About the Image

Release date:22 September 2022, 14:00
Related releases:eso2212
Size:5000 x 2864 px

About the Object

Name:Sagittarius A*
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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