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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Something appears to have torn a hole in part of the Milky Way's halo. The "dark substructure" was found via Gaia observations -- a project set out to produce the most detailed 3D map of our galaxy -- with Harvard scientist Ana Bonaca noticing a perturbation in a tidal stream.



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The hole is enormous, so whatever made it must also have been. "It's much more massive than a star," she told the website. "Something like a million times the mass of the sun. So there are just no stars of that mass. We can rule that out. And if it were a black hole, it would be a supermassive black hole of the kind we find at the center of our own galaxy."


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I like how there is no debris.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 06:15 PM | Reply

If it does turn out to be a giant glob of dark matter, I say we name it "Corky".

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 06:22 PM | Reply

I like how there is no debris.

Vogan constructor fleets don't leave debris.

#3 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2019-05-18 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#3 No seriously, if was a "perturbor", where are the ejected stars? This was a "recent" event, they could not have been shot away that fast - only the central ones possibly.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 06:57 PM | Reply

My best guess is war.They must have used nova-triggers. The only thing left at this point would be a bunch of dead neutron stars we can't see.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 07:02 PM | Reply

OBAMA hates the Milky Way

-- - jeffyjtoecentre

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-19 08:59 AM | Reply

Same thing happens to me after Chipotle.

#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-19 10:37 PM | Reply


More of a Snickers guy myself.

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-19 10:39 PM | Reply

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