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Remarkable flares from the galactic center

A multiwavelength view of the field around the Milky Way's galactic center seen from the X-ray (blue) through the infrared (red). Astronomers have measured flaring events at multiple wavelengths comin... read more

What Was It Like When The First Habitable Planets Formed?

Red dwarf stars, like Proxima Centauri, might emit flares and be at risk of stripping a potentially ... content by time the Universe is just 700 million years old. The galactic center, however, is a r... read more

Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

An international team of astronomers used a special instrument on the European Space Observatory’s Very Large Telescope to observe infrared flares coming from the ... reveal the faint objects around o... read more

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This ball of gas is racing around the black hole at our galaxy’s heart

Those flares, the researchers reveal today, are the signs of superheated gas racing almost as close to the black hole as possible without getting sucked in—at 30% the speed of light. Observing the act... read more


New Vista of Milky Way Center Unveiled

A dramatic new vista of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory exposes new levels of the complexity and intrigue in the Galactic center ... telescopes suggest that gi... read more

Supermassive Black Hole at Milky Way’s Center Erupted Two Million Years Ago

“It’s been long suspected that our Galactic Center might have sporadically flared up in the ... Fossil imprint of a powerful flare at the Galactic Centre along the Magellanic Stream. Astrophysical Jou... read more

Black Hole in Milky Way Seen Snacking on Asteroids?

Dubbed Sagittarius A* (pronounced "A star"), the monster black hole lies 26,000 light-years away in the galactic center. The black ... Leicester in the U.K. thinks the flares can be attributed to the ... read more

Infrared flares seen from black hole at galactic center

The new observations strongly suggest that the Galactic Centre black hole rotates rapidly ... desk.... The detection of a powerful flare from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESO "What is t... read more

Hungry Rumblings from the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

So what happens when it is feeding time at the galactic center? That’s the question that Maïca Clavel ... creating a “light echo” of the original flare. Those echoes could in turn be visible from Eart... read more

Ask Ethan: Can we see our galaxy’s supermassive black hole?

In visible light, a large amount of dust — found in the plane of our galaxy — blocks our view of the galactic center ... a number of remarkable things, including hot gas that moves at tremendous speed... read more

Dating our galaxy's dormant volcano

"All this points to a huge explosion at the center of our galaxy," said team member Dr. Philip Maloney of the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA. "What astronomers call a Seyfert flare." Scientist... read more

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Gathers First Data

looking at the Galactic center.” The ISʘIS (Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun) instrument suite aboard Parker Solar Probe measures high-energy particles associated solar activity like flares ... read more



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