The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole has a hot spot

Astronomers have discovered a bright “hot spot” swirling around the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

The team behind the discovery believes the “hot spot” could be a bubble of hot gas orbiting Sgr A* as fast as 30% of the speed of light. The discovery could help astronomers and astrophysicists better understand the violent environment at the planet’s center Milky Wayand in particular Sgr A*.

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