The black hole at the center of the galaxy is forging a strange new kind of star – Space.com

The black hole at the center of the galaxy is forging a strange new kind of star – Space.com

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Like most large galaxies, the Milky Way is glued together by a supermassive black hole at its center, buried deep in the constellation Sagittarius. Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A*), constantly pulls stars, dust and other matter inward, forming a stellar megalopolis 1 billion times denser than our corner of the galaxy. 

Sometimes, stars closest to the black hole have to compete for space — and sometimes, a new study suggests, this competition becomes a strange and violent marriage.

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January 15, 2020 at 09:28PM

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