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Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

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Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

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    Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours
    by Evan Gough

    Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it’s still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it’s about 4.6 million times more massive than our Sun. Usually, it’s a brooding behemoth. But scientists observing Sgr. A* with the Keck Telescope just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 …

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