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15 times black holes surprised us in 2022

 Black holes are giant warps in space and time whose pitch-black nature keeps them mysterious. Yet scientists continue to push their understanding of the objects in deep space.

Over the past year, astronomers have gleaned new insights into black holes across the universe. Here is a list of 15 times black holes surprised us in 2022. 

1. Sagittarius A*: 1st photo of Milky Way’s black hole

An image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, a behemoth dubbed Sagittarius A*, revealed by the Event Horizon Telescope on May 12, 2022.  (Image credit: EHT Collaboration, CC BY-SA)

In 2022, scientists captured the first photo of Sagittarius A*, the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. The Event Horizon Telescope captured the image in the light of submillimeter radio waves emitted by hot gas swirling around the edge of the black hole.

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