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Fraser
2005-Oct-13, 08:18 PM
SUMMARY: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has released detailed new photographs of the region surrounding the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. Chandra has confirmed that there is a mysterious group of newborn stars orbiting less than a light-year away from this black hole. Previous models predict that these stars should be torn apart by tidal forces from the black hole. It's possible that there's dense enough disk of material around the black hole that it has enough gravity of its own to hold these stars together. It's also possible the stars formed somewhere else and migrated to this current location.

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Greg
2005-Oct-13, 09:53 PM
This article nicely compliments an earlier one which I posted a link to below.

http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/blue_halo_stars_blackhole.html

It looks more like the second explanation I posted a link to in the earlier discussion is correct.

http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0307084

Rather than the first.

http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/fountain_youth_core.html?1242005