January 9, 2014

G2 Gas Cloud Heads Into Black Hole

This simulation shows the future behavior of the G2 gas cloud now approaching Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. X-ray emission from the cloud’s tidal interaction with the black hole is expected sometime this spring.

Credit: ESO/MPE/M.Schartmann

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