“Intergalactic Pinball” — Millions of Strange, Jupiter-Sized Objects Lurking in the Milky Way

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole


There could be millions of strange Jupiter-sized, almost-planets in the Milky Way created by the monster black hole that lurks at its center, says UCLA’s Andrea Ghez, an expert on our galaxy’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*. “Still more could be interlopers from our neighboring galaxies, punted into space by their central black holes in an epic game of intergalactic pinball.”