Mystery Gas Cloud On Course To Enter Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way’s Heart

Francie Diep
Popular Science
January 13, 2014

Astronomers expect a mysterious gas cloud to cross paths with the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy in the next few months.

Then, one of two things could happen. The cloud could plunge on in, throwing off intense X-rays as it goes.

Or, if the cloud contains a star that astronomers cannot currently see, the star will pass by unaffected, while some of the cloud enters the black hole less spectacularly.

This article was posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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