With a super giant black hole in the center of the galaxy, you could say it would suck to be there.
Posted July 17th, 2018
Just yesterday news came out that a very fast moving planet, called S2, was being observed very close to the Milky Way black hole -- shall we called it the Milky Hole? :) -- giving scientists detailed info on its pronounced gravitational waves (being so close and affected by the giant black hole). The result confirms predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Here's the story:
Good thing we're far from the center but it's one of those things that are good to see from a distance and not be there!
Posted July 27th, 2018
by The Fly
Looks like S2 is a star, and what was fascinating is that it redshifted near the black hole. Meaning all of its colors shifted toward the infrared end of the spectrum, since as all it's light was having trouble getting away which caused its wavelengths to get more stretchy. Like gum that a shoe is trying to pull away from concrete.
=Just yesterday news came out that a very fast moving planet, called S2, was being observed very close to the Milky Way black hole -- shall we called it the Milky Hole? :)
Sling shotting around a black hole, especially a supermassive black hole is a great way to gain a lot of speed.
Edited July 30th, 2018
by Louis De Pointe du Lac