Now that we know what the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way looks like, what does Matt Bellamy think?

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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