"Discovering the Milky Way’s black hole has helped cement the idea that the center of nearly every large galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole. But despite mounting evidence for black holes, we still haven’t seen one directly.
"Around the world, observatories gaze at the sky.But what if you could combine these to make a single high-resolution image – and examine the event horizon of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy while you're at it?
This is the idea behind the Event Horizon Telescope, a virtual telescope so big it spans continents and hemispheres thanks to an imaging technique called interferometry."
"Get ready for your close-up, black holes: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which will take some of the best images of black holes ever captured by humans, is ramping up its worldwide network of telescopes."
"A wide-ranging array of radio dishes trained on the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has revealed a glimpse of the magnetic field close to the Milky Way’s dark heart. The results could help explain why black holes, although not emitting any light themselves, are able to make the churning gas and dust around them shine with the brightness of thousands of stars."
"Astronomers building a globe-spanning virtual telescope capable of photographing the "event horizon" of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way have extended their instrument to incorporate the South Pole Telescope (SPT), a 280-ton radio telescope located at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica"
"The new ALMA/APEX observation, which took place on January 13, was an essential proof-of-concept test for the planned Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which eventually will include a global network of millimeter-wavelength telescopes."
"Even though black holes are vital to our understanding of the universe, no one has ever seen one -- yet. To change this, a team of scientists in northern Chile, is using a network of telescopes around the globe to capture an image of a black hole for the first time to prove Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. Rebecca Jacobson reports."