Our Black Hole is Gonna Blow (pun) Ghostly Jets Seen Streaming from Milky Way's Core / Gas Cloud Hurtling Towards Milky WaySubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:46
Ghostly jets seen streaming from Milky Way's core:
30 May 2012
Newly discovered γ-ray jets (pink) and bubbles (purple), shown in this artist's conception, suggest that the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way was active as recently as 20,000 years ago.
Astronomers have found the best evidence yet that the dormant gravitational monster that lies at the centre of the Milky Way — a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* — recently emitted a pair of γ-ray jets.
Gas cloud hurtling towards Milky Way's black hole may harbour young star
11, September 2012
A gas cloud that is careering towards the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way may be the visible trail of a planet-forming disk surrounding a young, low-mass star, astrophysicists propose.