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Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Has Hidden Siblings

    Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Has Hidden Siblings By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange, sinister, and hungry, supermassive black holes lurk in the secretive hearts of perhaps every large galaxy in the visible Universe. Our own Milky Way Galaxy’s resident dark heart is named Sagittarius A (pronounced Sagittarius-a-star), or Sgr A, for short. It is a peaceful, elderly gravitational…

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Particles Born In A Black Hole’s Hostile Winds

    Particles Born In A Black Hole’s Hostile Winds By Judith E Braffman-Miller The centers of our Universe’s myriad galaxies rage with brilliant, roiling fires that hide, within their blinding glare, the darkest of hearts. These hearts of darkness are supermassive black holes, and they wait in sinister secret for their dinner–screaming, shredded stars; doomed, wandering clouds of gas;…

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Sagittarius – A-Star’s Last Banquet

Sagittarius – A-Star’s Last Banquet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Secretive, sinister, and gluttonous, supermassive black holes hide in the hearts of perhaps every large galaxy in the Universe–including our own barred-spiral Milky Way. Such supermassive hearts-of-darkness feed on ill-fated wandering stars, as well as on doomed clouds of floating gas, that have traveled too close to their inescapable gravitational embrace–never…

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