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Simulation of gas cloud approaching the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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This simulation shows the future behaviour of a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. This is the first time ever that the approach of such a doomed cloud to a supermassive black hole has been observed and it is expected to break up completely during 2013.

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ESO/MPE/M.Schartmann

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Id:eso1151c
Release date:14 December 2011, 19:00
Related releases:eso1151
Duration:37s

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Type:• X - Quasars & Black Holes

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