Astronomers peer deeper into Milky Way’s heart than ever before with new telescope images

Astronomers have captured the deepest and sharpest images of the Milky Way’s center ever, enabling scientists to estimate the mass of the giant black hole at our galaxy’s heart with unmatched precision. 

The Milky Way observations, made with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, also revealed a previously unknown star orbiting close to our galaxy’s mysterious central black hole, called Sagittarius A*