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Elements S3 • E28

There Are Mysterious Objects at the Edge of Sagittarius A*, Here’s What We Know

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Published on Oct 21, 2018

Astronomers observed dust clouds lurking around the black hole at our galaxy’s center. They weren’t of that much interest, until they started behaving in unusual ways.

What Does It Sound Like When Black Holes Smash Into Each Other? - https://youtu.be/QRZNyrDqbKk

Thumbnail image courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory.

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More Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
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“Astronomers have discovered several bizarre objects at the Galactic Center that are concealing their true identity behind a smoke screen of dust; they look like gas clouds, but behave like stars.”

Mysterious 'Puffy' Objects Lurk Near the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole
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“The team discovered these objects by measuring the wavelengths of light released by the structures of gas and dust at the galaxy's center using the Keck Observatory's OH-Suppressing Infrared Imaging Spectrograph.”

Mysterious Objects Have Been Detected Coming Way Too Close to The Milky Way's Black Hole
https://www.sciencealert.com/mysterio...
“During the 1970s, astronomer became aware of a massive radio source at the center of our galaxy that they later realized was a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) – which has since been named Sagittarius A*.”

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