The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
New evidence has been uncovered for the presence of a jet of high-energy particles blasting out of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). This image of Sgr A* and the region around it contains radio emission data from the Very Large Array. Jets of high-energy particles are found throughout the Universe on large and small scales. The likely discovery of a jet from Sgr A* helps astronomers learn more about the giant black hole, including how it is spinning.
Center: RA: 17:45:40.04, Dec: -29:00:27.3
Field of View: 1.2 x 1.2 arcminutes