There are Strange Objects Near the Center of the Galaxy. They Look Like Gas, but Behave Like Stars

Using 12 years of data from the W.M. Keck Observatory, a team of astronomers discovered mystery objects near the center of the galaxy that could be “puffy” stars

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Amazing High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way, a Region with Surprisingly Low Star Formation Compared to Other Galaxies

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.

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Astronomers Observe the Rotating Accretion Disk Around the Supermassive Black Hole in M77

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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Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across Light Years of Space

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.

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Mysterious Filament is Stretching Down Towards the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

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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