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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

The Milky Way’s monster black hole is imaged for the first time, a “mixed-up sunspot” fires off a huge flare, and a Starlink rocket launch creates a “space jellyfish.” These are some of the top images this week from Space.com.  

Say hello to our monster black hole friend 

A comparison of Event Horizon Telescope views of the black holes at the center of the galaxy M87, on the left, and of the one in the Milky Way, at right. (Image credit: EHT Collaboration)

During joint worldwide news conferences Thursday (May 12), Event Horizon Telescope scientists unveiled our first-ever view of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Imaging Sagittarius A* is another groundbreaking result for the telescope array, which generated a boatload of science to accompany the spectacular photos.

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