Astronomers solve mystery of bizarre object at the center of our galaxy

November 5, 2014 2:16 PM

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Astronomers from UCLA have solved the puzzle surrounding a bizarre object at the center of our galaxy. Latest research suggests that a massive black hole drove two binary stars to merge into one. The answer comes after several years that left astronomers seeking answers. Up until now, it was believed that the object in the center of the Milky Way was a hydrogen gas cloud headed towards our galaxy’s large black hole.

Now, astronomers believe they have found an answer to the puzzle, largely known as G2, having studied it in its closest approach to the black hole this summer.

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