June 13, 2018

A representation of the data collected with OSIRIS

During the 232nd American Astronomical Society Meeting, a team of researchers led by Anna Ciurlo of UCLA presented the results of a research on what were called G-objects. They look like dust clouds but act like stars and move very fast in the area around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Using data collected over the past 12 years by the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the researchers concluded that these are bloated stars, so large that the black hole steal their materials from them.