The best space stories of the week!

A newly photographed black hole shines in the Milky Way, the Webb telescope plan in the last stage of commissioning, and controversy over communication with aliens erupts. Here are some of this week’s top stories from

Sagittarius A* in all its splendor

An image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, a giant named Sagittarius A*, revealed by the Event Horizon Telescope on May 12, 2022. (Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)

New historical images of the black hole in the Milky Way released Thursday (May 12), the first obtained from Sagittarius A*, reveal some key differences compared to the black hole in M87. Both were obtained by the Event Horizon Telescope and show how much supermassive black holes differ in size and activity.

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