Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings 5/16/2022

Sarah Marie
4 min readMay 16, 2022

Imaging the black hole at the center of our galaxy

An inky black background of space is dotted with yellow-orange spheres of stars as well as purple and blue with streaks of gas and dust around certain prominent in the center horizontal axis. There is a bright white-blue mass at the center. An inset image on the right shows the historic image of the supermassive black hole at the center mass of the main image, the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The inset features a black hole at the center with a ring of orange light around it.
The Milky Way’s Black Hole from NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 13th, 2022. Image Credit: X-ray — NASA/CXC/SAO, IR — NASA/HST/STScI; Inset: Radio — Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Welcome back to the Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings (MAPPs) series where every Monday I normally pick one of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) entries from the past seven days to focus on in some way.

Two weeks ago, I chose to focus on the first image of a black hole from 2019 for that week’s…

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