Astronomers Identify Mysterious Object Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

November 4, 2014 4:34 PM

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Scientists have finally uncovered what the mysterious object at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy really is.

Since spotting years ago, astronomers believed it to be a hydrogen gas cloud drifting ever closer to the galaxy's massive black hole. Led by researchers at UCLA, a multi-institutional team discovered it to be a pair of binary stars that apparently merged to form one huge star covered in gas and dust...

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