I found this article this morning. If you check it out on Yahoo News, you’ll see a really great video of the black hole in the Milky Way.
What Will First Photos of Black Holes Look Like? – Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/first-photos-black-holes-look-140317303.html … via @YahooNews
A giant black hole is thought to lurk at the center of the Milky Way, but it has never been directly seen. Now astronomers have predicted what the first pictures of this black hole will look like when taken with technology soon to be available.
In particular, researchers have found that pictures of a black hole or, more precisely, the boundaries around them will take a crescent form, rather than the blobby shape that is often predicted.
By modeling what these pictures will look like, scientists say they are preparing to interpret the photos that will become available from telescopes currently under construction
A new project called the Event Horizon Telescope combines the resolving power of numerous antennas from a worldwide network of radio telescopes to sight objects that otherwise would be too tiny to make out.
“The Event Horizon Telescope is the first to resolve spatial scales comparable to the size of the event horizon of a black hole,” said Kamruddin’s collaborator, University of California, Berkeley astronomer Jason Dexter. “I don’t think it’s crazy to think we might get an image in the next five years.”
The Event Horizon Telescope already has been gathering some preliminary measurements of the object called Sagittarius A* (pronounced “Sagittarius A-star”) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.