Size equivalent of the shadow of Sagittarius A*

From the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy (Sgr A*), researchers can measure the size of its shadow to be about 52 micro-arcseconds on the sky. This is about the size of a donut on the Moon as seen from Earth.


ESO/M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada

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Release date:12 May 2022, 15:07
Related releases:eso2208-eht-mw
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