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Someone cue Muse’s Supermassive Black Hole! The world just got its first look at the Milky Way’s black hole! Astronomers shared the blurry image on Thursday, which came from the Event Horizon Telescope.

The black hole in the Milky Way is called Sagittarius A* and it’s found near the border between the Sagittarius and Scorpius constellations. Astronomers were able to take the images seen below with the light of submillimeter radio waves, according to Space.com.

The Milky Way’s black hole is reportedly four million times more massive than the sun. Many astronomers believe that a black hole resides at the center of almost all galaxies.

University of Arizona astrophysicist Feryal Özel said, “Until now, we didn’t have the direct picture to prove that this gentle giant in the center of our galaxy is a black hole. It shows a bright ring surrounding the darkness, and the telltale sign of the shadow of the black hole.”

Space.com says that although the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole might look incredibly intimidating, it actually has a milder, fainter appetite than other black holes, like the one in M87.

 

What images from space would you like to see next?

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9 Stores To Check Out Around Charlotte If You Love Thrifting

  • Hidden Treasures

    Address: 4035 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209

    Price Range: $$

    What You Can Find: Clothes, furniture, vintage, antiques

  • The Rat's Nest

    Address: 442 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205

    Price Range: $$$

    What You Can Find: Clothes and accessories mostly that are pricier, high quality vintage

  • Carolina Value Village

    Address: Multiple locations.

    4451 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

    6300 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

    2917 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

    Price Range: $

    What You Can Find: Leftover department store clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture, art, jewelry, kitchen/living housewares

  • Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

    Address: 6424 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

    Price Range: $$

    What You Can Find: Clothes, furniture, antiques, books, vinyls, movies, art, housewares

  • Goodwill

    Address: Multiple locations.

    5808 University Pointe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262

    6607 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

    Second Editions: Goodwill Outlet // 5301 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

    Price Range: $

    What You Can Find: Clothes, furniture, art, shoes, accessories, kitchen/housewares

  • Uptown Cheapskate

    Address: 5033 South Blvd Ste E, Charlotte, NC 28217

    Price Range: $$

    What You Can Find: Clothes, shoes, accessories

  • Cvan’s Cool Used Stuff

    Address: 543 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28027

    Price Range: $

    What You Can Find: Clothes, books, housewares

    *Profits from this store go to providing shelter and support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Great Things

    Address: 1914 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

    Price Range: $$

    What You Can Find: Designer clothes, shoes, and accessories

    *Profits from the store go to providing shelter and support for women experiencing homelessness.

  • Zab's Place

    Address: 100 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105

    Price Range: $$

    What You Can Find: Clothes, shoes, and accessories