Hubble Telescope Captures Supermassive Black Hole on Camera

Feb 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm |

The Hubble Telescope has photographed an amazing thing.

From marvelous star clusters to distant galaxies, the Hubble Telescope has been one of mankind’s most useful tools for space exploration and documentation since it launched in April 1990.

Most recently, the telescope captured an image of the galaxy with the supermassive black hole, and the scientific and layman communities alike are abuzz with discussion over the infinitely mysterious realities of these invisible and ominous objects.

But given the size of this one, the discussion is well-merited. At 21 billion times the mass of the Sun, further exploration of this black hole is more than newsworthy.

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Yet even at its massive size, this isn’t the biggest black hole we’ve ever discovered.

This is BIG news. Literally.