Telescopes at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii (Ethan Tweedie) Astronomy and Astrophysics 

Bizarre Object at the Center of Milky Way Galaxy

For years, astronomers have been puzzled by a bizarre, fuzzy-looking object in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The object was suspected of being a hydrogen gas cloud headed toward our galaxy’s enormous black hole. However, it’s not a gas cloud. It’s something much more awesome. In astronomy circles, the mysterious object is known as G2. It is circling the black hole at the center of our galaxy like a rubber duck circling a bathtub drain. Astronomers have spent years trying to figure out what it is, and a…

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