Watching for a black hole to gobble up a gas cloud: Gas cloud’s fate illuminates growth of supermassive black holes

G2, a doomed gas cloud, is edging closer to Sgr A*, the hungry supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s center. The closest approach between the two is predicted to occur any day now. Astrophysicists have been watching closely, and the data do not show enhanced emission in the X-rays.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1hcmrgb

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