Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier

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    Hello, you have the link for more information on the subject.



    The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and researchers don’t yet understand why.

    Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier
     
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    Well this is disappointing, since I was rather hoping it would just swallow the planet at this point:

    No danger to Earth

    The black hole is some 26,000 light-years away and poses no danger to our planet. Do said the radiation would have to be 10 billion times as bright as what the astronomers detected to affect life on Earth.
     
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    Video looks like a Christmas tree coming into focus in an old black and white movie.
     
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    Black hos do tend to get hungry.

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    Here is how to represent the milky way and the amplification of the sun.

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    For a long time the immensity of our black hole was not known. he is huge.
     
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    You can say "It is huge" in English. We dont have feminine and masculine nouns, like in French. ;)

    Interestingly enough, our galactic black hole is about the same angular size, as viewed from Earth, as this black hole:

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    Yes Sorry, that's right, it's not the right word ...:th_yourecute:
    The gigantic black hole of the galaxy M87 ,the first photo of a black hole has a mass according to the last observations, of 6.8 billion of Sun and could "swallow" all our solar system, There is about 100 million black hole in our galaxy.
     
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    Past news as what is seen now was then and is not now
     

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