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The out-of-this-world effort to capture the first image of Milky Way galaxy's centre

CA, 13 May 2022
Thanks to the help of ground-breaking technology and years of work, astronomers have managed to capture the first ever image of what's lying at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.

They took the picture using the Event Horizon Telescope, which is actually 11 telescopes scattered around the world. When synced up, they create a virtual telescope dish as large as the earth itself.

Global’s Mike Drolet reports on the out-of-this-world glimpse into the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*.

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