Image compliments of New York Times
At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, there lies a Super-Massive Black Hole called Sagittarius A. It is the size of 4 Million Suns.
An enormous gas cloud (see above) is being absorbed by this supermassive black hole so fast that it will likely stretch out in a vast spaghetti-like strand and heat up, possibly creating super heated gas ejecting jets as well as x-rays.
The gas was thought to be sucked into the Black Hole so quickly that it essentially creates a "traffic jam" at the Event Horizon, causing collision of mass and super-heating of atoms.
This was exciting for astronomers because it is the first time they are able to study interaction of a gas cloud with a Super-Massive Black Hole.
However, as you can see in the 2016 view, most of the gas did not get sucked in and was merely deflected around Sagittarius A.
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