Scientists Hint They Are Close To Capturing Images Of A Black Hole

Astronomers may have caught the first direct image of a black hole in the Milky Way. Scientists from the University of Amsterdam and Harvard say that it could be a ‘significant’ breakthrough.

Scientists have hinted that they might have captured the first ever image of a black hole in the Milky Way.

International astronomers have been observing two primary targets including Sagittarius A*, in the centre of the Milky Way, and M87 in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.

Observations on these black holes have been conducted by a project called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a series of telescopes collectively the size of Earth.

Astronomers now claim to have captured 'spectacular' data during observations, that may include the first ever image of a black hole's silhouette.