“A Fractured Cosmos?” –Unknown Object Detected at Milky Way’s Black Hole

Cosmic String Filament

 

An unknown object, perhaps a cosmic string, was detected at the Milky Way’s galactic center in 2016 that could have profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the Universe itself. Cosmic strings, galaxy-sized filaments of raw energy, may be threaded through spacetime, according to some theories. At the Big Bang, our universe exploded into being, expanded at a fantastic speed and cooled perhaps cracking the fabric of the universe with hairline fractures.

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“Dark Gateways” –Hidden in the Milky Way

intermediate mass black hole

 

This past February, a hidden intermediate mass black hole–a one-way door out of our universe– 30,000 times mass of the Sun, was detected packed in a region much smaller than our Solar System only 20 light-years from the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. The stealth object was detected from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes hidden in the Milky Way.

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“The Messenger” –‘Unambiguously Artificial Gravitational-Wave Signals’

Alien Technology

 

It is conceivable that a civilization advanced enough to see itself in a cosmological context would think of a way to make itself known to the universe. In “The Messenger: A Galactic Center Gravitational-Wave Beacon”pre-print on Arxix, an international team of researchers have proposed a hypothetical alien craft, a beacon at the Milky Way’s Galactic Center, “The Messenger”, that emits gravitational waves that are “unambiguously artificial”.

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Hypervelocity Stars –“Not Launched By Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole”

 

Supermassive Black Hole

 

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars,” said Monica Valluri, an astronomer at the University of Michigan. “The fact that the trajectory of this massive fast-moving star originates in the disk rather that at the Galactic center indicates that the very extreme environments needed to eject fast-moving stars can arise in places other than around supermassive black holes.”

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