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Why the center of the galaxy is a very bad place
Posted: Posted July 17th, 2018
Edited July 17th, 2018 by Louis De Ponte due Lac
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Supergiant stars, neutron stars, black holes and pretty much everything that can sterilize solar systems are a thousand times more common at the center of our galaxy than anywhere else. This is because of stellar body drag. In space heavier moving objects tend to attract lighter moving objects, and just like an anchor under a ship, thie causes the heavy objects to slow down. When orbiting objects slow down they start falling, in this case straight towards the center of the galaxy.



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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 by Q
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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:
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44967491
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
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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 31st, 2018 by Louis De Pointe du Lac
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For some reason what you said about
the Milky Hole

made me think about Rick Santorum.
Can’t think why.


Posted April 22nd by chiarizio
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