The accretion disk around our galaxy’s black hole has been spotted at last

The finding confirms that gases are orbiting the Milky Way’s gravitational behemoth

center of Milky Way

ORGANIZED CHAOS  The black hole in the center of the Milky Way has a chaotic entourage of stars and gas, shown here in X-ray light. But new observations with the ALMA telescope array show a relatively neat disk of glowing gas rotating around the black hole.

F. Baganoff et al, MIT, CXC/NASA

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