‘Mind-Blowing’: Black Hole At Center Of Our Galaxy Had Bubble Moving At Insane Speed

‘Mind-Blowing’: Black Hole At Center Of Our Galaxy Had Bubble Moving At Insane Speed


The enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, which was viewed in images for the first time ever in May, emitted a massive spike in X-rays, triggering a gas bubble to spin around the black hole at an insane rate of speed.

Scientists estimated the bubble traveled at 30% of the speed of light.

“Mind-blowing,” said Maciek Wielgus, an astrophysicist at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, of the bubble.

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 “It’s an absolutely, ridiculously fast-spinning bubble,” he also said.

“We think we’re looking at a hot bubble of gas zipping around Sagittarius A* on an orbit similar in size to that of the planet Mercury, but making a full loop in just around 70 minutes,” he observed. The same orbit would take

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