View Full Version : Gas Cloud Will Collide with our Galaxy’s Black Hole in 2013

2012-Jun-26, 08:10 PM
Scientists have determined a giant gas cloud is on a collision course with the black hole in the center of our galaxy, and the two will be close enough by mid-2013 to provide a unique opportunity to observe how a super massive black hole sucks in material, in real time. This will give astronomers more [...]

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2012-Jun-26, 09:15 PM
I can't open the link provided in one of the comments , so I'm wondering how scientists "know" that the cloud is actually in a collision course and that it is not passing in front or behind the central black hole from our viewpoint .