From Dr. Becky.
The Event Horizon Telescope just released their image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way! Us astronomers have been waiting since 2019 for this, when they released their first image of the black hole at the centre of M87!
👩🏽💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford. I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.