South African telescope captures image of Milky Way’s center


Researchers with South Africa’s new radio telescope have released a stunning image of the Milky Way’s center, revealing a glimpse at the area around its supermassive black hole in unprecedented detail.

The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope was inaugurated on Friday after a decade in design and construction, and is already proving its incredible capabilities.

The amazing new image captures a region 25,000 light-years from Earth, peering through the clouds of dust and gas.

Researchers with South Africa’s new radio telescope have released a stunning image of the Milky Way’s center, revealing a glimpse at the area around its supermassive black hole in unprecedented detail.

‘We wanted to show the science capabilities of this new instrument,’ says Fernando Camilo, chief scientist of the South…

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