Photos from space: This week’s most incredible images!

Photos from space: This week’s most incredible images!

The Milky Way’s monstrous black hole is photographed for the first time, a “mixed sunspot” shoots off a huge flare, and a Starlink rocket launch creates a “space jellyfish.” Here are some of the best images from this week from Space.com.

Say hello to our monstrous friend from the black hole

A comparison of Event Horizon Telescope views of the black holes at the center of the galaxy M87, on the left, and that of the Milky Way, on the right. (Image credit: EHT Collaboration)

During joint global press conferences on Thursday (May 12), scientists at the Event Horizon Telescope unveiled our first view of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy. The Sagittarius A* image is another groundbreaking result for the telescope array, generating a wealth of science to accompany the spectacular photos.

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