Week 20, 2022: The Milky Way's Central Black Hole Imaged for the First Time!

The supermassive black hole from the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A*

On May 12, 2022, the Event Horizon Telescope has publicly revealed the actual image of the supermassive black hole from the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way! At around 27,000 light-years distant from Earth, it is the second such black hole imaged after Pōwehi, the central black hole from Messier 87, in 2019.

You can download the Milky Way Center addon to view this magnificent black hole in Celestia

Source: Event Horizon Telescope

Newest Addons of the Month

These are the newest and updated add-ons available for download in the past 49 days (Mar 27 - May 15, 2022) by category

Asteroids & NEOs

223 Rosa, a large main-belt asteroid potentially targeted for the JUICE mission in 2029

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Exoplanets

The four confirmed planets of HD 40307

Unconfirmed

Updates

Fictional

Hovering over Pandora, in James Cameron's Avatar (2009)

Hypothetical & Disproven

Planet Nine, a yet undiscovered superterran/neptunian planet in the Solar System

Nebulae

The Eskimo Nebula, also known as NGC 2392

Planets & Moons

Molten lava lakes glowing on the night side of Io

Updates

Spacecraft

The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) orbiting around Ganymede, 2035

Conceptual

Updates

Stars

[DBS2003] 75, a compact young star cluster about 18,300 light-years away from Earth

Trans-Neptunian Objects

The former tenth planet, Eris


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