A newly released video today has further confirmed that there’s actually a supermassive black hole, named Sagittarius A* by scientists, at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. In this 1.5-minute clip, you get a wide view of the night sky into the area where the latest telescopic observations were just made. The research team observed three bright flares orbiting around Sagittarius A*, which completed 150-million-mile circuits in 45-minutes, or approximately 30% the speed of light. continue reading for another video and more information.
“Scientists say an object that massive — over four million times the mass of our Sun — that fits within such a small orbit is almost certainly a black hole. GRAVITY is an instrument that combines the light from the VLT’s four telescopes, allowing researchers to study distant objects, like galactic centers, that are too faint when observed with other instruments,” according to Engadget.