“Worlds in Collision” –Dangers of Milky Way’s ‘Reawakened’ Supermassive Black Hole

 blobs of gas roughly the mass of Jupiter at Milky Way's Black Hole

 

“Beautiful as it is, our Universe is constantly evolving, often through violent events like the Milky Way’s forthcoming collision with the Large Magellanic Cloud,” said Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham. “Barring any disasters, like a major disturbance to the Solar System, our descendants, if any, are in for a treat: a spectacular display of cosmic fireworks as the newly awakened supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, reacts by emitting jets of extremely bright energetic radiation.”

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“Supermassive Prime Time” –Unknown Objects Detected Orbiting Milky Way’s ‘Lurking Monster’

Supernassive black hole

 

“They have clearly seen something moving. What it is, is not exactly clear.”” said Shep Doeleman, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and director of the Event Horizon Telescope that created the first-ever image of a monster black hole 55 million light-years from Earth in neighboring galaxy M87.

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