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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ESO/MPE

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Kimlik:eso1151c
Tür:Kolaj
Yayın tarihi:14 Aralık 2011 19:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1151
Boyut:2507 x 948 px

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Adı:Sgr A*
Tür:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Uzaklık:25000 ışık yılı
Kategori:Quasars and Black Holes

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Kırmızı ötesiVery Large Telescope
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