A recent discovery near the Milky Way’s center sheds light on the inner workings of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole. Astronomers detected a rare type of fast-spinning star, the first of its kind found near the Galactic Center. Its signals reveal previously undetectable activity in the black hole, helping astronomers understand how it feeds and grows.
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Nature: A strong magnetic field around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy
Neutron Stars and Pulsars
NASA Science: Black Holes
Magnetars, the Most Magnetic Stars in the Universe
Radio Telescope Effelsberg
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