That distance record was shattered last week, by trinary system HR 6819: two stars and a black hole 1,000 light-years distant. ... which is why it can be seen at such distance from Earth. The point of no return: In astronomy, it’s known as a black hole — a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Observing a black hole requires observing its effect on the stars and gas near it. Situated some 26,000 light years from Earth in the center of the Milky Way, the black hole is four million times as massive as the sun, according to NASA. Explanation: Bright elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is home to the supermassive black hole captured by planet Earth’s Event Horizon Telescope in the first ever image of a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team theorized that the M87 black hole grew to its massive size by merging with several other black holes. One of the largest known supermassive black holes, M87* is located at the center of the gargantuan elliptical galaxy Messier 87, or M87, 53 million light-years (318 quintillion miles) away. 1 question of the weak : How far away from Earth is the M87 black hole? Now see some beautiful images of M87, the great galaxy that it calls home, located some 55 million light-years from Earth. Located at a distance of about 53.5 million light years from Earth, this galaxy is home to several trillion stars, 15,000 globular clusters, and a supermassive black hole. Substantially more massive than Sagittarius A*, which contains 4 million solar masses, M87* contains 6.5 billion solar masses. The black hole at the center of the galaxy M87, about 55 million light-years away from Earth, was the first black hole to get its picture taken (SN: 4/10/19). The 1st-ever photo of a giant black hole made headlines earlier this month. The supermassive black hole captured last year is in the center of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, which is located about 55 million light years from earth. The "monster" black hole is three million times the size of Earth. Caroline has an ideal weight for her height. Using the Event Horizon Telescope, an international team of scientists has for the first time measured the radius of a black hole at the center of M87, a galaxy some 50 million light years from the Milky Way.. ... told BBC News that the black hole was found in a galaxy called M87. The M87 black hole is believed to be about 6.5 billion times more massive than the sun. first to answer correct gets branlyest Lydia is 9kg underweight.