(SMBH at the center of galaxy M87)
M87* is the supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of the galaxy, M87.
The black hole is active, i.e., accretion is taking place
and M87 is considered an active galaxy, and the black hole shows
jets. Its mass is on the order of a billion MSun. It
is an observation target of the Event Horizon Telescope and has been successfully
imaged, revealing its black hole shadow, which shows a size consistent
with a black hole mass of 6.5×109 MSun.
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Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)