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

November 4, 2014 4:34 PM

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

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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