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Astronomers capture first image of fiery black hole in Milky Way

Steve Mills
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Australia’s astronomer-at-large says an image of the Milky Way black hole is an exciting development in space technology.

It’s not the first time a black hole has been photographed, but it’s the first one in our galaxy… about 27,000 light years away and weighing 4 million times the mass of our sun.

Professor Fred Watson, from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources department, told Steve Mills on Millsy at Midday the image is a remarkable achievement.

Mills received a range of interesting responses after asking listeners what they would throw in a black hole if they could.

Press PLAY below to hear the Professor on Millsy at Midday and listeners on their ‘black hole’ entrants 

Steve Mills
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