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ESO eso1332: Ripped Apart by a Black Hole — VLT watches in real time as gas cloud makes closest approach to the monster at the centre of the Milky Way. New observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope show for the first time a gas cloud being ripped apart by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The cloud is now so stretched that its front part has ...

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17 July 2013

New observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope show for the first time a gas cloud being ripped apart by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The cloud is now so stretched that its front part has passed the closest point and is travelling away from the black hole at more than 10 million km/h, whilst the tail is still falling towards it.

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17 July 2013

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