EHT Unveils Groundbreaking Magnetic Field Discovery Around Sagittarius A*, Our Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Strong magnetic fields surround Milky Way’s black hole – Science & Tech.

Astronomers have recently made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the presence of powerful magnetic fields swirling around the black hole located at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. According to the European Southern Observatory, a new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) revealed, for the first time in polarized light, a ring of magnetic fields surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy. These magnetic fields are said to be similar to those observed around M87*, the supermassive black hole at the core of the M87 galaxy.

The discovery was made possible through polarized light images, which enabled astronomers to isolate the magnetic field lines of the black hole. The presence of strong, twisted and organized magnetic fields near Sagittarius A* suggests that these entities may be common among all black holes.

Supermassive black holes, which are found at the center of galaxies, are significantly larger in mass compared to the sun, with masses ranging from millions to billions of times greater. Although these entities emerged early in the universe, their origins remain a mystery due to their immense gravitational pull that makes them impossible to observe directly. However, with EHT capturing images of M87* in 2019 and Sagittarius A* in 2022, astronomers were able to view

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