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The orbit of the newly discovered rapid hot spot around Sagittarius A* superimposed on top of the first image of the supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration.

Superhot blob of gas discovered orbiting Milky Way black hole at ‘breathtaking’ speed

The orbit of the recently discovered fast hotspot around Sagittarius A* superimposed on the first image of the supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. (Image credit: EHT Collaboration, ESO/L. Calçada (Acknowledgements: M. Wielgus)) (opens in a new tab) Astronomers have detected a blob of hot gas swirling around the supermassive …

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Jupiter, taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope are breathtaking

Chances are if you’ve been outside on a clear night after sunset and facing east, you’ve seen this oddly bright light in the sky. Is it an airplane? Is it a satellite? If it rises slowly and barely flickers, then you have seen the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is gigantic. With an equatorial diameter of around …

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A 'breathtaking' bubble of hot gas has been detected zipping around the Milky Way's supermassive black hole

A ‘breathtaking’ bubble of hot gas has been detected zipping around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Astronomers have spotted signs of a “hot spot” orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Astronomers have spotted signs of a “hot spot” orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole A black hole is a place in space where the gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape. …

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