Cosmic gas cloud fights supermassive black hole | Science | guardian.co.uk


Supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy has a gas cloud in its gravitational clutches – but the gas cloud isn’t giving up without a fight…

The gas cloud was discovered in 2011 and shown to be on a nearly suicidal orbit that would carry it to within 25bn kilometres of the black hole, which is itself estimated to be about 7bn kilometres across, and contains more than 4m times the mass of the sun.

via Cosmic gas cloud fights supermassive black hole | Science | guardian.co.uk.

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