The big astronomy news this week was the release of the first-ever photo of Saggitarius A* (pronounced Sagittarius A-star), the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s big–about 4 million times the mass of our Sun–but until now impossible to see.
Why? For one, it’s black. And second, it’s obscured by all kinds of dust and gas. Now, though, we have the technology to have a look.
Muse’s Matt Bellamy is intrigued. He loves his space stuff and even wrote a song called “Supermassive Black Hole.” Naturally, he had something to say about the new photo.
Uh, thanks, Matt. Insightful.