11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy.
05- Astronomers are trying to photograph the monster black hole at the Milky Way's center.
Lurking in the heart of our galaxy is a hungry behemoth, a gigantic black hole with the weight of 4 million suns. Scientists know that it's there because they can trace the paths of stars in the Milky Way's center and see that they seem to orbit a supermassive object that can't be seen. But in recent years, astronomers have been combining observations from multiple radio telescopes to try and get a glimpse of the environment surrounding the black hole, which is packed with gas and dust spinning around the black hole's maw. The project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, expects to have preliminary images of the black hole's edge in the coming months, according to the team's blog. [Stephen Hawking's Most Far-Out Ideas About Black Holes]https://www.livescience.com/63847-facts-about-the-milky-way.html