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Milky Way BH + Gas cloud

Black Hole - Gas Cloud Accretion

A gas cloud on its way toward the super-massive black hole in the Galactic Centre.

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Scientists have detected a cloud of dense gas of approximately 3 x Earth mass approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Continuing observation of this cloud will yield information on the properties of the accretion flow and the feeding process of the black hole.