This is the first picture of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

This is the first picture of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

The world has been gifted with a second picture taken of a supermassive black hole

The world has been gifted with a second picture taken of a supermassive black hole

The first image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole emerged on Thursday, providing the first direct visual evidence of the "benign giant" at the center of our galaxy.

The first image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole emerged on Thursday, providing the first direct visual evidence of the "benign giant" at the center of our galaxy.

The world has been gifted with a second picture taken of a supermassive black hole

The world has been gifted with a second picture taken of a supermassive black hole

Now, scientists have the first direct image confirming that Sagittarius A* is indeed a black hole.

Now, scientists have the first direct image confirming that Sagittarius A* is indeed a black hole.

Sagittarius A* is about 27,000 light years away and is 4 million times more massive than the Sun.

Sagittarius A* is about 27,000 light years away and is 4 million times more massive than the Sun.

The black hole is completely dark, but the photo has captured a glowing ring around a cloaked center

The black hole is completely dark, but the photo has captured a glowing ring around a cloaked center