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Abstract

Black holes are intriguing astrophysical objects. But it is still unproven whether black holes exists. Therefore, the observational evidence for black holes is discussed. This is followed by a survey of the attempts to observe the shadow of the black holes in our Galaxy near Sagittarius A* and in the neighbouring galaxy M87 by the European BlackHoleCam project and the US-led Event Horizon Telescope project.

Keywords

Observational evidence black holes Shadow observation Galactic center Observing Sgr A* Observing M87 Black hole cam Event horizon telescope VLBI observation 

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