Researchers verify a ‘supermassive great void’ at the heart of our galaxy

Researchers verify a ‘supermassive great void’ at the heart of our...

An illustration of what a supermassive black hole might look like. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science Thanks to the Gravity instrument on the European Southern Observatory's aptly named "Very Large Telescope", scientists have confirmed what they long suspected: There's a supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way, the galaxy we inhabit. This…
Astronomers Simply Captured the Smallest Cannibal Galaxy in deep space

Astronomers Simply Captured the Smallest Cannibal Galaxy in deep space

When galaxies collide (like these two in the Crab nebula), stars with completely different compositions and velocities get stirred into one big cosmic stew. Researchers just found signs of the smallest-ever cosmic merger in the nearby Sextans dwarf galaxy. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, CC BY 4.0 The sky is full of cannibals. Astronomers have long…
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