Sagittarius A*

What Could a Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope Do?

Telescopes have come a long way in a little over four hundred years! It was 1608 that Dutch spectacle maker…

3 months ago

Astronomers are Hoping the Event Horizon Telescope saw Pulsars Near the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope is a collection of radio telescopes across the globe that simultaneously gathered data about the Milky…

6 months ago

Does the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Have a Companion?

Astronomers have found stellar mass and supermassive black holes, but they're still on the hunt for an intermediate size; black…

7 months ago

Hypervelocity Stars Teach us About Black Holes and Supernovae

A new study shows how hypervelocity stars could teach us more about the most powerful and mysterious phenomena in the…

12 months ago

A Tadpole-Shaped Cloud of Gas is Whirling Around a Black Hole

A team of astronomers from Japan have found a strange "Tadpole" shaped dust cloud near the center of our galaxy,…

12 months ago

A Very Young Star is Forming Near the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

An international team of astronomers spotted a young, massive star orbiting very close to Sagittarius A*, which was previously thought…

1 year ago

A Mysterious Blob Near the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Might Finally Have an Explanation

New research from UCLA's Galactic Center Group has found an explanation for the mysterious "blob" (X7) at the center of…

1 year ago

Imaging the Galaxy’s Centre in Unprecedented Detail Reveals More Mysterious Filaments

The inner 600 light years of our galaxy is a maelstrom of cosmic radiation, turbulent swirling gas clouds, intense star…

2 years ago

Best Image Ever Taken of Stars Buzzing Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The GRAVITY collaboration just released the clearest images ever of the stars that orbit the supermassive black hole in the…

2 years ago

New Mosaic Shows the Galactic Core From Opposite Sides of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA recently released a panoramic mosaic image that beautifully captures the mysterious and extremely energetic environment at the heart of…

3 years ago