The centre of the Milky Way showing a newly discovered and rapidly moving cloud

These images taken over the last decade using the NACO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope show the motion of a cloud of gas that is falling towards 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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Data e Publikimit:Dhj 14, 2011, 19:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1151
Përmasat:2507 x 948 px

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Emri:Sgr A*
Tipi:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distanca:25000 vite dritë
Kategori:Quasars and Black Holes

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Infra të kuqeVery Large Telescope


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