Middleweight black hole suspected near Milky Way’s center

Turbulent gas cloud suggests presence of strong gravitational influence

black hole illustration

COSMIC CONTENDER  A black hole (illustrated) weighing the same as roughly 100,000 suns might be stirring up a gas cloud near the center of the Milky Way.

Tomoharu Oka/Keio Univ.

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