“What Could It Be?” Event-Horizon Telescope Astronomers Set to Announce Major Discovery About the Center of Our Milky Way Galaxy

 

Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers responsible for producing the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019 are about to make an announcement about something at the center of The Milky Way on May 12.  Could it be an image of Sagittarius A* our galaxy’s supermassive black hole or the detection of an ancient cosmic string from the dawn of the Cosmos? 

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Fast Facts About the Milky Way Galaxy

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The Milky Way Galaxy is the name given to our home in the cosmos.  We have never imaged the Galaxy from the outside, only from our position in the solar system.  As a result, much of what we know about the structure has to be inferred from clever and detailed studies.  While there are many fast fact pages I can write about the Galaxy, within this article I have chosen four important ones for understanding our home location.

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Almost Three Times as Old as Earth–Oldest Planet in Our Milky Way Galaxy

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“In 2003 we derived the properties of a planet that was orbiting a white dwarf star and a neutron star binary near the core of the ancient globular star cluster M4, located 5,600 light-years away in the summer constellation Scorpius using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, precisely measuring the mass of the oldest known planet in our Milky Way galaxy,” astrophysicist Harvey Richer told The Daily Galaxy. At an estimated age of 13 billion years, the planet is more than twice as old as Earth’s 4.5 billion years.

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Rethinking Origin of Life to Our New Milky Way Galaxy (Planet Earth Report)

The Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) --"Iron Laws Detected that Predict the Rise and Fall of Societies"

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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Sagittarius A* Milky Way Galaxy’s Black Hole -“Suddenly Flashing 75-Times Brighter”

Milky Way Galaxy

 

A UCLA astronomer at the Keck Telescope, astrophysicist Tuan Do, Deputy Director of the Galactic Center Group, reports that in the space of two hours, the brightness of black hole the heart of our galaxy usually a passive flickering object about twenty-five thousand light years from Earth, has increased 75-fold – the brightest it has been since scientists first started studying it more than 20 years ago.

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