BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Black hole confirmed in Milky Way
They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile. The black hole, said to be 27,000 light years from Earth, is four million times bigger than the Sun, according to the paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Black holes are objects whose gravity is so great that nothing - including light - can escape them.
There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a 16-year study by German astronomers has confirmed. They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile.
We're being sucked into a black hole! Oh noes! Or radiating out from one. ;^)The Sky of Earth
amazine composite time-spread exposure of the panoramic heavens. Wow!
An amazingly huge photo of the night sky, predominated by the Milky Way.