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

O slici

Id:eso1151c
Tip:Kolaž
Datum objavljivanja:14. decembar 2011. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1151
Veličina:2507 x 948 px

O objektu

Naziv:Sgr A*
Tip:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Udaljenost:25000 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Quasars and Black Holes

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Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
InfracrveniVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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