View Full Version : Chandra Stares Deep into the Heart of Sagittarius A*

2010-Jan-05, 07:40 PM
Caption: Latest Chandra image of Sgr A*. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/F. Baganoff, R. Shcherbakov et al.How long can you stare at an object? This Chandra image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, known as Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short)Sgr A* and the surrounding region is based on [...]

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2010-Jan-05, 07:58 PM
I think it's a hoity-toity black hole which insists on being dubbed Sgr A*. :rolleyes: I mean, does this black hole think it's a celebrity or something? What next...a mere symbol (aka "Prince") as its designation??

I guess Sgr A* thinks the galaxy revolves around IT?

Oops. :D

2010-Jan-06, 03:38 PM
This is a great story about a great and enlightening study!