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The Milky Way's Black Hole is Ready for Lunch

  Get ready for a fascinating eating experience in the center of our galaxy. The event involves a supermassive black hole that may devour much of an approaching cloud of dust and gas known as G2. Simulations of the dust and gas cloud G2 on its orbit around the Milky Way central black hole SgrA*. Image [continue reading]

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Dark Matter Filament Studied in 3D for the First Time

  Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time. Extending 60 million light-years from one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, the filament is part of the cosmic web that constitutes the large-scale structure of the Universe, and is a leftover [continue reading]