An international team of astronomers recently conducted a study of the Milky Way center to determine why it has a comparatively low rate of star formation.
During the 1970s, scientists confirmed that radio emissions coming from the center of our galaxy were due to the presence of a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH). Located about 26,000 light-years from Earth between the Sagittarius and Scorpius constellation, this feature came to be known as Sagittarius A*. Since that time, astronomers have come to understand […]
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Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles.
A new study by a team of international astronomers has provided the first direct evidence that supermassive black holes affect star formation in their galaxies.
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Looking to the center of our galaxy, astronomers noted the presence of a mysterious filament extending from the supermassive black hole located there.
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A team of Chinese astronomers has just discovered two new hypervelocity stars, a rare type of star that is still a mystery to astronomers
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A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
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The Event Horizon Telescope should give us our first picture of a Black Hole in the beginning of 2018.
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Using the initial data released by the Gaia observatory, a team of Canadian astrophysicists have produced refined estimates on the distance between our Sun and the center of the galaxy.
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