Skip to comments.Second black hole found at the centre of our Galaxy
Posted on 11/09/2004 9:51:00 AM PST by 4kevin
Seven stars orbiting the region identify the invisible object. A second black hole lurks at the centre of our Galaxy, according to astronomers who have watched a cluster of stars spinning around it. Just three years ago, astronomers confirmed that the Milky Way revolves around a supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A*, which is about 2.6 million times more massive than the Sun. But now a much smaller black hole, just 1,300 times our Sun's mass, has been found orbiting about three light years away from its supermassive cousin. Jean-Pierre Maillard, an astronomer from the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris, France, led a team that looked at a very bright area of the galactic core called IRS 13, previously thought by astronomers to be a single object.
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The first black hole is of course near Uranus...
My thoughts exactly. Great minds think alike! :)
New home for Rats found
Must be part of the Dem's and DU's escape plan. Let 'em go I say. B-)
I thought that the Milky Way was just light reflecting off of gas from Uranus. Oh, wait. That's Aurora Borealis.
If the Milky Way ever approaches Uranus, head for the hills.
It must be the DNC...the first one found was Hollywood.
Obviously, I need to keep a stockpile of celebrity images at the ready, like Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Moore, etc....otherwise, somebody will always beat me to it....
| Look at the flotsem
spiraling to the pitch black
event horizon . . .
My offering is Hillary's Black hole!
There's another one somewhere behind my clothes dryer.... If I ever find it, I'm sure the greatest mystery of all time will be solved.
What happens when the smaller black hole gets drawn into the larger black hole?...........
So THAT'S where Michael Moore went after the election....
That would suck.
"What happens when the smaller black hole gets drawn into the larger black hole?..........."
the end of all existence as we know it?
the Democrats win a fair election without fraud?
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