The first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole to be revealed soon?

In April 2019, members of the collaboration were expected Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) show the first pictures of the appearance of a black holein this case the one in the heart of the Milky WaySagittarius A* and the one in the heart of the galaxy M87. Only the image of the black hole M87* was finally presented, because the des supermassive black hole our galaxy had proved more difficult to obtain. But even now, M87*’s looked surprisingly like that Jean Pierre Luminet was the first to realistically calculate with a computer in the late 1970s. A more accurate version was obtained from his colleague about ten years later astrophysicist Jean-Alain Marck, unfortunately died far too young.

stephen hawking and John Wheeler were unfortunately no longer there to attend the event with us, but some of the other pioneers of the were present physically Black holes like Nobel prizes in physics Kip Dorn and Roger Penrose.

A presentation on the success of theEvent Horizon Telescope when the collaboration using it revealed on April 10, 2019 the first image of a black hole, that of the supermassive one located at the heart of the elliptical galaxy M87, some 53 million light-years from the Milky Way. For a fairly accurate French translation, click the white rectangle at the bottom right. Then the English subtitles should appear. Then click on the nut to the right of the rectangle, then on “Subtitles” and finally on “Translate automatically”. Choose French. © Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Jean-Pierre Luminet had explained at length in French and in English to blog that Futura provided to him, the origin and properties of the images of black holes surrounded by one accretion disk with a hot plasma that one would expect. He also traced the history ofastrophysics relativistic about it.

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But here is one joint press release from European Southern Observatory (IT) and theEvent Horizon Telescope (EHT) has just announced that on May 12th, 2022 at exactly 15:00 in France there will be an online conference that will report on new results and precisely on the Milky Way!

The event takes place worldwide.

The conference will be broadcast on the Internet ESO website and on the ESO YouTube Channel. Simultaneously, press conferences will be held worldwide, including in Washington DC, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Tokyo and Taipei.

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