Black hole in our galaxy – level 1

18-05-2022 15:00

Scientists show the first picture of the black hole in our galaxy. A black hole is a special object in space.

It has very strong gravity. The black hole will swallow anything that gets too close. Eight different telescopes take pictures of the black hole. They are around the world. Scientists then make one picture from the pictures.

The picture doesn’t actually show the black hole. It shows a ring. The ring is material, dust, and clouds around the hole. The ring is about 60 million kilometers.

The mass of the black hole is very big. It is about the mass of four million Suns. Scientists believe that they will understand gravity better.

Difficult words: galaxy (a system of millions of stars, clouds, and dust), gravity (the strength which pulls things together), mass (a bunch of something).

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