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Giant Black Hole In The Center Of Our Galaxy ‘Recently’ Exploded

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way exploded 3.5 million years ago, according to astronomers.

This is considered to be “astonishingly recent” in galactic terms and is changing what scientists thought they knew about our galaxy.

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“This is a dramatic event that happened a few million years ago in the Milky Way’s history,” said Lisa Kewley, who worked on the study.

“A massive blast of energy and radiation came right out of the galactic center and into the surrounding material.

“This shows that the center of the Milky Way is a much more dynamic place than we had previously thought. It is lucky we’re not residing there!”

The cataclysmic blast ripped through our galaxy and was likely felt 200,00 light-years away in the Magellanic Stream.

It’s considered to be a recent event because when it happened the dinosaurs had already been wiped out for 63 million years and human ancestors were already walking on Earth.

This black hole blast phenomenon is known as a Seyfert flare.

The astronomers think it would have created two enormous “ionization cones” that would have sliced through the Milky Way.

They think it was caused by nuclear activity in the gigantic black hole, known as Sagittarius A.

It’s estimated to have lasted for around 300,000 years, which is extremely short in galactic terms.

“These results dramatically change our understanding of the Milky Way. We always thought about our Galaxy as an inactive galaxy, with a not so bright center,” co-author Magda Guglielmo from the University of Sydney said.

“These new results instead open the possibility of a complete reinterpretation of its evolution and nature. The flare event that occurred three million years ago was so powerful that it had consequences on the surrounding of our Galaxy. We are the witness to the awakening of the sleeping beauty.”

The research was led by Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn from Australia’s ARC Center of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D).

During the study, data was gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope and used to calculate when and how the explosion took place.

It will soon be published in The Astrophysical Journal.

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21 comments

  1. I think it would help greatly if these learned people could put their findings in a language simple enough for common people to understand. I don’t condemn such study with the exception that these studies cost billions of dollars by people who have the ability and authority to give only information they wish, in language that only they have the command of and the vocabulary to present to each other. In other words the people who pay the bills for such studies have NO IDEA what they are talking about.

    • Personally i think its bogus bull shit!! No way they know just what happened 1 thousand years back much less billions of years ago. And we will be gone in A few years so who cares what happens when we are gone!!
      Spend that money now to get rid of the POS democrats and get the Muslims out of the US!!!

      • Good idea for america.

      • Yup uneducated and want to stay that way. A definition of most Republicans
        Look up the words you don’t understand.

        • Spoken by the type of coward that loves Democrat philosophy that doesn’t understand or learn from history? This philosophy that has killed 100s of millions of people? What they’re standing for is the precursor to a bloody communist takeover. Educate yourself by looking at some history books that were not written for public school texts.

          Snyde people like you seek to tear down others to prop their own egos, seek not the truth, but seek with a confirmation bias. Your implicit bias here, is that the science is correct. There are conflicting experts in this field and what have been thought of as laws of science have changed, including the speed of light being constant. What is your degree in? You must have a background in astrophysics since you apparently have superior knowledge.

          It’s a valid point to want to spend the money on something that will benefit more dire and current circumstances. A person can be highly educated and not understand a field that has nothing to do with theirs. It’s a matter of interest, which leads to the pursuit of delving into such knowledge.

          Someone who lacks critical thinking skills, which a proper education should help you develop, is making assumptions about one’s political affiliations because of 2 statements, without knowing more about them and implying that Republicans are less educated. I assume such a superior person as yourself has the valid peer review studies to back this claim up?

          Many people vote Democrat for the welfare and freebies without having to work….of course some are highly educated. Republicans, generally, are not for giving money to people who haven’t earned it. One can logically deduce, that they’re educated enough not to feel the need for handouts and safety nets, nor want to pay for the ignorant class.

          I’m neither Republican or Democrat. I’m educated. Your simplistic “definition” is unsound, as is your punctuation.

      • i totally agree about getting rid of the democrats who continually rant how good socialism is for our country. the students coming our of our universities have been brainwashed by the socialists and are led to believe that their socialism is so wonderful, especially all the free stuff. i guess all of the new college graduates are too stupid to know that there is nothing in this life is free!!! someone has to pay for everything that these dummies get. by the time these people find out how bad socialism is they will be totally defenseless against the tyrants that will take every freedom that has made the most desirable country in the world to live in.

    • YES, I AGREE. WE HAVE BEEN, AND ARE ON THE THRESH HOLD OF SPACE AND GALACTIC VENTURES .

      SIMPLIFY IT FOR LAY PEOPLE…THEY ARE INTERESTED !!!

    • Yes -Yes! Thanks. Bill

    • Bravo Kurt Walker,

      Tell it to me, in terms that I can comprehend!!

  2. This is the importance of reading and learning in school, taking a physics course or two and looking beyond what is being taught by a non educated person like Al Gore. Great find,looking forward to more information on this most recent discovery.. Bob

    • I’m with you on this Bob.
      I have no formal education in this space but I do read.
      I understand the discovery perfectly. Looking forward to more detail.
      Oh, don’t know about you but I am with John re his Dems comment.

    • So true, much of the media promoted science, is a cult of religion one must not question. There’s nothing scientific about mocking, discrediting and persecuting people who have valid research, cast doubts about the current climate change and carbon only doctrine, at the exclusion of any other factor, hysteria.

      Absurd theories abound about the sudden hole in the ozone noticed 26 March of 2011. Radioactive iodine and xenon are more potent ozone destroyers than anything in popular “accepted” science. The massive releases from Fukushima, (the ejected fission isotopes went into the Jet Stream and up to the arctic 4 days after March 11 2011, the first of 3 admitted to, explosions and reactor meltdowns, still continuing to this day), including the enormous quantities of tritium flooding the ocean, which has a freezing point of -252 C while acting and looking like normal water, which freezes at 0 C. This goes much farther to explain ice melts, than carbon emissions. Carbon is being blamed to cover for the nuclear industry and universities, governments and MSM are covering it up.

      I digress, but I view science as something that’s often for sale and Al Gore is the very person who chaired the Kyoto 1997 rebranding as nuclear energy being “green and emission free”. What a load of crap. Democrat funded science almost always fits a social agenda. I learn, but my mind is always open to the possibility that what we know is subject to change.

  3. Sandie McGuinness

    We agree it would be NICE!

  4. Glen Richard Haas

    Truly amazing. Nearly all astronomers did not think a black hole could explode. It was my understanding that Steven Hawkings model of the Black hole showed that it has an even horizon from which light could not escape and black holes only Hawking radiation. Therefore, for a black hole to explode, entirely new theories will need to evolve. Great to see new things.

  5. Maybe I missed it but I didn’t see the reason or the preliminary studies to determine that such an event took place. I am Physics educated. It has been a while though. What did the Hubble determine for you to make such a claim?

  6. Interesting. So what?

  7. Kurt you nailed… because this is the way that the elites are created…
    And like you said, the ones that paid for it, are left outside in the cold.
    But don’t forget, the Media is an accomplice in all this, for the simple reason that they believe they are an elite too… so don’t spect anything from the media, they are against us..

  8. Pastor Stronghold

    Oh no, we’re gonna die the next time. We better find a way to con people out of their money fast.

  9. I agree with your sentiment, but note that the cost is not in the billions. The telescopes are old and already in place or in orbit. Current monies spent are mainly on the salaries of folks who scan the pictures taken, with computers to help, and custom software to analyze what is in the pictures. Graduate students (slave labor) do the bulk of the work, under supervision of the “principal researchers”. Once in a while, it is decided to look for something “new” and equipment or sensors are purpose built for this “new research”. Meanwhile, the galaxy, or universe, just sits there and ignores them.

  10. The truth is we know nothing for certain, no one lives long enough to either prove, or disprove a theory. Theories are just that, theories. I have seen many theories morph throughout my short lifetime. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoy learning about such discoveries that shatter existing theories.

  11. I heard that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way exploded. Moreover, it may not be as peaceful as you may think.

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