January 9, 2014

Swift Sees Changes in the Milky Way 2006 – 2013

This sequence from the X-ray Telescope aboard NASA’s Swift shows changes in the central region of the Milky Way galaxy from 2006 through 2013. Watch for flares from binary systems containing a neutron star or black hole and the changing brightness of Sgr A* (center), the galaxy’s monster black hole.

Credit: NASA/Swift/N. Degenaar (Univ. of Michigan)

[ Read the Article: Milky Way’s Black Hole Helps To Test Einstein Theory Of General Relativity ]

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