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First image of Black Hole Sgr A* revealed

It is hard to miss these days when every news website and newspaper (not to mention Twitter) is giving it the attention it deserves: The first image of the Black Hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) in the centre of our Galaxy! After eager anticipation within and beyond the scientific community, it was finally revealed on 12 May by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, which was co-founded by our spokesperson Luciano Rezzolla. He and his team played a key role in creating the image of Sgr A* by theoretically underpinning the astronomical observations with extensive computations.

Congratulations to everyone involved on this outstanding achievement!!

If you would like to read more about the process, please click here. If you would like to know which role Black Holes play in ELEMENTS, you might find this video helpful.

© EHT Collaboration

Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt
Tel: +49 (69) 798-47871

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla
Institut for Nuclear Physics
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Tel: + 49 (6151) 16 23540

Goethe University Frankfurt

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt