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Big kudos to the team behind this stunning picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive at the center of our galaxy 🌌

Given the amount of optical distortion and stardust pollution that makes observations of the center of our galaxy tricky, I'm surprised that we've already managed to take a (blurry) picture of this monster with today's state of technology. Taking this picture is like taking the picture of a donut on the moon, but imagine that there's a lot of dust sitting between us and the moon.

And it's another huge win for the theory of general relativity: the shape and mass of this monster confirm what predicted more than a century ago.

public.nrao.edu/news/astronome

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