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Release No.: 2019-12
For Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:07am

CfA Plays Central Role In Capturing Landmark Black Hole Image

The supermassive black hole imaged by the EHT is located in the center of the elliptical galaxy M87, located about 55 million light years from Earth. This image was captured by FORS2 on ESO's Very Large Telescope. The short linear feature near the center of the image is a jet produced by the black hole.

Credit: ESO