Event-horizon-scale structure in the supermassive black hole candidate at the Galactic Centre

  title={Event-horizon-scale structure in the supermassive black hole candidate at the Galactic Centre},
  author={S. Doeleman and J. Weintroub and A. Rogers and R. Plambeck and R. Freund and R. Tilanus and P. Friberg and L. Ziurys and J. Moran and B. Corey and K. Young and D. L. Smythe and M. Titus and D. Marrone and R. Cappallo and D. Bock and G. Bower and R. Chamberlin and G. Davis and T. Krichbaum and J. Lamb and H. Maness and A. Niell and A. Roy and P. Strittmatter and D. Werthimer and A. Whitney and D. Woody},
  • S. Doeleman, J. Weintroub, +25 authors D. Woody
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The cores of most galaxies are thought to harbour supermassive black holes, which power galactic nuclei by converting the gravitational energy of accreting matter into radiation. Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the compact source of radio, infrared and X-ray emission at the centre of the Milky Way, is the closest example of this phenomenon, with an estimated black hole mass that is 4,000,000 times that of the Sun. A long-standing astronomical goal is to resolve structures in the innermost accretion… CONTINUE READING
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