Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy’s enormous black hole

Center of Milky Way galaxy (stock image).Credit: © Sarote / Adobe Stock Astronomers from UCLA’s Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*. They published their research today in the journal Nature.advertisement “These objects look like […]

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Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies

Artist’s conception of a dwarf galaxy, its shape distorted, most likely by a past interaction with another galaxy, and a massive black hole in its outskirts (pullout). The black hole is drawing in material that forms a rotating disk and generates jets of material propelled outward.Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF Astronomers seeking to learn about the […]

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Distant Milky Way-like galaxies reveal star formation history of the universe

Composite view of an observation showing thousands of galaxies in radio light and the MeerKAT radio telescope array in the South African Karoo semidesert. The brightest spots are luminous radio galaxies powered by supermassive black holes. The myriad faint dots are distant galaxies like our own Milky Way, too faint to have been detected before […]

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