“Awakened” –Unknown Objects Detected Orbiting Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

 

Milky Way Galaxy

 

In August of 2016, The Galaxy reported that our “Milky Way’s ‘Lurking, Dormant Monster’ –“Our Central Black Hole Currently Fails to Outshine a Single Star.” Up until this May, 2019, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), appeared like a massive, dormant volcano, a sleeping monster, a slumbering region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that “what goes into them does not come out.”

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“Ex-Machina Universes” –Astrophysicists Create Millions of Alien Worlds

Multiverse

 

If our universe is unnatural and fine-tuned for life, observes physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed at the Institute for Advanced Studies, “the lucky outcome of a cosmic roulette wheel, then it stands to reason that a vast and diverse ‘multiverse’ of universes must exist beyond our reach — the lifeless products of less serendipitous spins. This multiverse renders our universe impossible to fully understand on its own terms.”

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Extraterrestrial Evolution to Dark-Matter Secret”

ESO Observatories

 

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“Galaxy Sized?” –The Search for Largest Black Hole in the Universe

Interstellar Black Hole

 

Is it possible that an as yet undetected galaxy-sized black hole exists somewhere in the distant universe? The reality may actually prove to be something even more bizarre. On July 26, The Galaxy reported on the discovery forty years ago of a supermassive black hole powering microquasar SS 433, some 5,000 times the size of our Solar System located about 18 000 light-years away in the constellation of Aquila (The Eagle).

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“Decoding the Enigma” –New Theories of Dark Matter

Dark Matter Halo

 

New theories of the enduring dark matter mystery range from planet-sized particles to dark-matter life. One of the primary qualities of dark matter –emitting neither light nor any other known kind of radiation–is that it only interacts with other matter via gravity: it carries no electromagnetic charge. Dark matter is also “dark” because it is mysterious: not composed of atoms or their usual constituents like electrons and protons.

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The Twitter Report –“Seeing Through the Big Bang to Shape-Shifting Cosmos”

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s insights and commentary from the world’s leading scientist’s Twitter and YouTube postings on astronomy, physics, biology, evolution, SETI, cosmology, genetics, and climate change.

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