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Giant gas cloud en route to black hole

 
 
 
 
 
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Researchers have spotted a gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth speeding up into the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Scientists expect to see outbursts of X-rays and radio waves as the cloud gas gets hotter and is finally torn asunder in 2013.

They believe the phenomenon will help them learn more about how a black hole gulps gas, dust and stars as it grows bigger.

Studies say the cloud has doubled its speed to 2,350 km per second in the past seven years.

The Chandra X-ray satellite has already scheduled its largest single observation time in 2012 near the Milky Way’s central black hole.

The massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy lies about 27,000 light-years away from Earth.

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  • Dr Spock

    Actually the universe can run backwards depending on the observers perspective,for them the gas cloud is emerging from the black hole.

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