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Milky Way’s Mystery Objects Look Like Gas Clouds, But Behave Like Stars

    Milky Way’s Mystery Objects Look Like Gas Clouds, But Behave Like Stars By Judith E Braffman-Miller It has been said, with a great deal of truth, that the longer we know someone the weirder that person gets. The Universe is like that; keeping its weird secrets to itself, only revealing them reluctantly to those curious observers who find…

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A Bevy Of Black Holes In Our Galaxy’s Secretive Heart

    A Bevy Of Black Holes In Our Galaxy’s Secretive Heart By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Milky Way Galaxy has a secretive heart of darkness, enshrouded in mystery, and well-hidden from our sight. Within this strange region, there resides a powerful gravitational beast–a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A–or Sgr A (pronounced saj-a-star) for short, that weighs millions of…

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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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The Mystery Of The Most Distant Dark Heart

    The Mystery Of The Most Distant Dark Heart By Judith E Braffman-Miller When astronomers look deeper and deeper into Space, they are staring further and further back in time. This is because the more remote a shining object is in Space, the longer it has taken its fleeing beams of light to reach us. There is no known…

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