Unlikely nursery for new planets is next to massive black hole

Blobs of planet-forming dust swirl within three light-years of Milky Way center, study claims

Maelstrom of Gas

POSSIBLE PLANET NURSERY  A turbulent maelstrom of gas, seen in this radio image from the Very Large Array, swirls around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. In those swirls, astronomers think they have found budding solar systems.

F. Yusef-Zadeh et al, NRAO, AUI, NSF

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