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Supermassive black hole found in Milky Way

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Twin

So, is our galaxy being sucked into a super massive 3D vortex? If so, how long will it take?

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Sundew
2 hours ago, Twin said:

So, is our galaxy being sucked into a super massive 3D vortex? If so, how long will it take?

Our sun exerts gravitational pull on the Earth, but because we are orbiting the sun we do not "fall" into it. I suspect most stars within a certain distance from the black holes are orbiting them as well and will not be consumed. However the gravitational attracting of the two black holes may eventually, perhaps over billions of years, cause them to merge. 

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Sir Smoke aLot

This one is so large and so close to Sagittarius A, nice base for new Sci-Fi movie if nothing :)

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BeastieRunner

That's a huge black hole.

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taniwha

Not forgetting that this so called black hole is so far away that there really is no way to tell if it still even exists. We don't even know if the centre of the milky way still exists as that's even further away.  What has been detected is only a snapshot of a past time so no need to panic yet or raise your hopes.

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LightAngel

Our galaxy is such a mystery, we know so very little.

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Derek Willis
10 minutes ago, LightAngel said:

Our galaxy is such a mystery, we know so very little.

I would say we know quite a lot about the universe - general relativity, quantum mechanics - but of course there is always more to learn.

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The Silver Thong

but who really cares

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The Silver Thong
On 9/4/2017 at 5:40 PM, Twin said:

So, is our galaxy being sucked into a super massive 3D vortex? If so, how long will it take?

A few billion years so grab a six pack and enjoy the show. 

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Astra.
On 06/09/2017 at 8:27 PM, LightAngel said:

Our galaxy is such a mystery, we know so very little.

Of course there is still much more to explore and learn about as far as the cosmos are concerned, which makes it all the more exciting. Look at the achievements we've already accomplished, and the many other extraordinary and amazing things that we will discover through space exploration.  

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