Mystery object appears near Milky Way's monster black hole

December 31, 2014 3:38 PM

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Mystery object appears near Milky Way's monster black hole

A simulation of the gas cloud G2's encounter with the supermassive black hole Sgr A*. The blue lines mark the orbits of the so-called "S" stars that are in close orbits around the black hole. (ESO/MPE/Marc Schartmann)

A mystery object at the center of the galaxy has astronomers scratching their heads, and a new piece of information won't be solving the case before the New Year.

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