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This Star has been Kicked Out of the Milky Way. It Knows What It Did.

Every once in a while, the Milky Way ejects a star. The evicted star is typically ejected from the chaotic…

2 years ago

One of Our Best Views of the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

An almost unimaginably enormous black hole is situated at the heart of the Milky Way. It's called a Supermassive Black…

2 years ago

Astronomers Get as Close as They Can to Seeing the Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

Thanks to the GRAVITY collaboration, astronomers have made the most detailed observations of the black hole at the center of…

3 years ago

Here’s What the First Images from the Event Horizon Might Look Like

The Event Horizon Telescope has completed its observations. Now scientists are crunching the data and hope to soon have the…

3 years ago

Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

For the first time in history, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was confirmed by observing a star orbiting the supermassive…

3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

This is What Happens When a Black Hole Gobbles up a Star

An international team of scientists recently created a unified model that shows what happens when stars are consumed by a…

3 years ago

Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way

Using data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, a team of scientists have found evidence that indicates that thousands of black…

3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

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

A team of Japanese astronomers conducted the first detailed observation of a dust and gas torus surrounding a supermassive black…

3 years ago