This is truly remarkable science from a research team called Event Horizon Telescope, consisting of scientists from Harvard and the Smithsonian, and radio telescopes networked around the world.

“For decades, astronomers have wondered what lies at the heart of our galaxy, pulling stars into tight orbits through its immense gravity,” says CfA astrophysicist Michael Johnson. “With the EHT image, we have zoomed in a thousand times closer than these orbits, where the gravity grows a million times stronger. At this close range, the black hole accelerates matter to close to the speed of light and bends the paths of photons in the warped spacetime.”

Honestly folks, I tried to make the title into a joke about liberals, but I didn’t want to degrade the true majesty of this discovery.

Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy