The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

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An artist’s conception of a primitive supermassive black hole. Photo provided by

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Nothing escapes a black hole – nothing. The ones littering our galaxy are 10-20 times the mass of our sun. But the one at the core of our galaxy is gargantuan and an effort is now underway to create the first ever image of that object.

In a graphic-rich presentation, Claudio Velez, architect, astronomer, and president of the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will review what is known about the structure of these staggering objects and why they are so significant to our quest to understand how the universe works. This presentation is scheduled at Neighborhood Connections Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but please register by calling 802-824-4343.

Neighborhood Connections is a nonprofit social services agency located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, next to the Post Office.

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