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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An international team of scientists recently created a unified model that shows what happens when stars are consumed by a Supermassive Black Hole.
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Using data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, a team of scientists have found evidence that indicates that thousands of black holes may reside near the center of our galaxy.
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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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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.
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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 researchers from japan have found evidence of another massive black hole near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy
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