Newly captured image shows strong magnetic fields surrounding the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Revolutionary Discovery: Scientists Unveil Organized Magnetic Fields in Black Hole Sgr A* with Event Horizon Telescope

Scientists have made a significant discovery regarding the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) at the center of our galaxy using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). They found that Sgr A* has powerful and organized magnetic fields spiraling from its edge, which had never been seen before in polarized light. This new image provides insight into the magnetic field structure around Sgr A*, which appears similar to that of the black hole in the galaxy M87.

This research was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters and involved a collaboration of over 300 researchers from around the world. In 2017, scientists released the first image of Sgr A* at press conferences worldwide, revealing its striking resemblance to M87 despite their differences in size and mass. To further investigate these similarities, the team used sophisticated tools and a global network of telescopes to create a virtual Earth-sized telescope, EHT, to observe Sgr A* in polarized light.

Imaging black holes with polarized light is challenging due to their quick changes, making it difficult to capture detailed photos. However, this study reveals that both Sgr A* and M87 have strong magnetic fields, suggesting that this may be a fundamental characteristic of black holes. While a visible jet was observed at M87, scientists have not yet found one at Sgr A*. This research contributes to our understanding of the magnetic fields and structures around black holes by providing valuable insights into their nature.

In conclusion, this new discovery by scientists working with EHT sheds light on the mysterious nature of black holes and their magnetic fields. Further studies are needed to fully understand how these cosmic objects function and how they interact with their surroundings.

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