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6 October 2020

Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez have jointly been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, at the centre of our galaxy. Genzel, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, and his team have conducted observations of Sagittarius A* for nearly 30 years using a fleet of instruments on European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes.

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6 October 2020


Chilly galactic wind surprises astronomers — First detection of cold, dense gas outflowing from Milky Way's centre

Emma Foxell

2 October 2020: Streams of high-speed particles blow out from the centres of galaxies, including our Milky Way, in what is known as the “galactic wind”. Until now, we thought that this galactic ...

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