The Brightest Flare Ever Observed from Sagittarius A*

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The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, emits relatively little energy for its size, as much energy as Sol even though it’s 4 billion times as massive.

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Scientists Convene to Take a Picture of the Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

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It might sound like science-fiction, but on Wednesday January 18th, astronomers, physicists, and scientists will convene in Tucson, Arizona, to discuss a feat that would have been considered ludicrous just a couple of years ago. They plan on taking a picture of a black hole.

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Black Hole Fires Cosmic Bullets of Ionized Gases

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Using the Very Large Baseline Array, astronomers have managed to capture an image of a black hole firing two gigantic pockets of ionized gas at almost a quarter the speed of light. The resulting cosmic explosion produces as much energy in an hour as our sun emits in five years.

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