New Evidence for a Black Hole in the Milky Way

by Anonymous on Dec. 10th, 2008

Ever wondered if black holes really do exist? Most of us, at one time or another, have learned about what I would call the creepy part of outerspace: black holes. The idea of an object with such a strong gravitational force that even light cannot escape it's pull, is absolutely mind-boggling to me. Despite having learned about the concept in school, black holes have remained such a mystery that it's hard for me to really conceptualize their existence. However, today there is even more concrete evidence of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy! Take a look at this website for more information on this story.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Isn't it fascinating that we are just now getting around to finding absolutely conclusive proof for black holes, something that I think all of us think of as a definite part of the universe. I knew I could feel something pulling me towards the center of the Milky Way.

The most fascinating part of this story for me, was that one of the stars they studied near the black hole spun around the center of the gravity well within the space of the study. I never really think of stars moving that fast.

posted on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 9:19am
plee057's picture
plee057 says:

I think this is awsome! just hope we don't fall in it.

posted on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 5:37pm

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