Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy’s center

Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy’s center

A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, suggests the center of our Milky Way contains a "trap" that concentrates some of the…

Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from the center of our galaxy

Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from the center of our galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have caught the largest X-ray flare ever detected from what is believed to be a supermassive black hole at the center the Milky Way, also known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).The event was 400 times brighter than the us

What is lurking near the center of our galaxy?

What is lurking near the center of our galaxy?

According to a recent press release, a “magnetized neutron star”, otherwise known as a “magnetar” is spinning at an amazing speed near the Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) region of the Milky Way. Sagittarius A* is said to be a supermassive black