Milky Way vs M87: Photos show 2 different monster black holes

Three years ago, scientists used an Earth-sized telescope to capture 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 behemoth.

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

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