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Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center

by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phys.org

The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, is by far the closest such object to us, only about 25 thousand light-years away. Although not nearly as active or luminous as other SMBHs, its relative proximity provides astronomers with a unique opportunity to probe what happens close to the “edge” of a black hole.

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