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ANU: Mystery Gas Discovered Near Center of Milky Way

Post by bystander » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:56 pm

Mystery Gas Discovered Near Center of Milky Way
Australian National University | 2020 Aug 20

An international team of researchers have discovered a dense, cold gas that’s been shot out from the centre of the Milky Way “like bullets”.

Exactly how the gas has been ejected is still a mystery, but the research team ... say their findings could have important implications for the future of our galaxy. ...

The study also raises new questions about what’s happening in our galactic centre right now. ...

The centre of the Milky Way is home to a massive black hole, but it’s unclear whether this black hole has expelled the gas, or whether it was blown by the thousands of massive stars at the centre of the galaxy. ...

Cold Gas in the Milky Way’s Nuclear Wind ~ Enrico M. Di Teodoro et al
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