Posts Tagged ‘Black Hole’

Massive Black Hole Eats Galaxy Close to Earth!

Black Hole in Centaurus A

Massive Black Hole Eats Galaxy

It’s not every day that scientists find evidence that a massive black hole is  eating a galaxy.  It’s even cooler when the galaxy happens to be only 10 million light-years away from Earth!

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What is the Galactic Center?

The stars at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy

If you don’t live by the bright lights of the city and can see the fuzzy arch of the Milky Way Galaxy overhead at night, you’ll have a chance to gaze upon the Galactic Center itself!  The Galactic Center is the point around which the rest of our galaxy rotates.  You can find it if you look in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus where the Milky Way looks the brightest.

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Our Solar System is in a Boring Part of the Milky Way Galaxy!

Earth's Location in the Milky Way Galaxy

Earth's Location in the Milky Way Galaxy

I know you’ve all been thinking it!  The Solar System is in a really boring part of the Milky Way Galaxy.  We are marooned out here in one of the remote (some may say back water) areas of the Orion Spiral Arm about 20 degrees above the galactic plane and about 28,000 light years from the center of the galaxy.

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Black Holes: Complex Physics Cause Mass Matter Absorption

Black Hole

The thought of an object so irresistible with a gravity well so deep that not even light can escape it worries me a bit…

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