ALMA Spots Twinkling Heart of Milky WayWritten by Copernical Team Saturday, 23 May 2020 06:38
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 25, 2020
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted these blinks to be due to the rotation of radio spots circling the supermassive black hole with an orbit radius smaller than that of Mercury. This is an interesting clue to investigate space-time w
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