Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity, Published online: 26 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05825-3

An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field.
Source: Nature

The Gaia Sausage: The major collision that changed the Milky Way galaxy

Astronomers have discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed the ‘Sausage’ galaxy. The cosmic crash was a defining event in the early history of the Milky Way and reshaped the structure of our galaxy, fashioning both its inner bulge and its outer halo, the astronomers report in a series of new papers.
Source: Science Daily

New GAIA data reveals mergers in Milky Way

University of Groningen astronomers have discovered relics of merger events in the Milky Way halo. Five small groups of stars appear to represent mergers with smaller galaxies, while a big ‘blob’ comprising hundreds of stars appears to be the remnant of a large merger event. These results were published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on 12 June.
Source: Science Daily

Center of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

  1. Center of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows  NPR
  2. Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy  Gizmodo
  3. New study suggests tens of thousands of black holes exist in Milky Way’s center  Phys.Org
  4. Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core  Scientific American
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