Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole may be spewing matter right at us

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    Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole may be spewing matter right at us
    We think a supermassive black hole looks like this

    We think a supermassive black hole would look like this artwork

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    By Leah Crane

    A collection of 13 telescopes has parted the fog to reveal the best-ever image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*. Matter that falls in to a black hole heats up, causing it to emit light, but Sagittarius A* is surrounded by plasma which bounces this light around, making it difficult to see clearly. Now astronomers are figuring out how to see through the haze.

    “The galactic centre is full of matter …

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