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  Event Horizon Telescope hunts Sgr A* in AprilFeb 16, 2017 10:16 PM PST | url | discuss | + share
 
Added 1 new A* page:The BBC has a new article about the Event Horizon Telescope—actually a coordinated array of radio telescopes across four continents—in which they say the team is planning to make its first observations hoping to spot Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, from April 5th to 14th. But due to the massive amount of data that will have to be correlated to generate any kind of cohesive image of just what is lurking 26,000 light years away, through huge clouds of galactic dust, even if they do spot something, it won't be until the end of the year, or early 2018, that they'll have something to show to us anxious Sgr A* fans. Still, considering that I've been talking about the EHT since 2012, that's pretty much just around the corner! If it works. : o
 
Check out the article for many more details, a simulated image of what the team predicts the black hole will look like, and a diagram showing the various radio telescopes around the world that are participating in the search for Sgr A*!
 
 
 
 
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