Scientists have discovered strange objects orbiting our galaxy’s black hole

G objects and stars surrounding the supermassive black hole near the center of our galaxy. Image credit: Animated .gif created by The Cosmic Companion from a video produced by the UCLA Galactic Center Group.

Every major galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole, and our own Milky Way is no exception. Astronomers recently found something unexpected near this massive object — 4 mysterious objects, each similar to a pair of bizarre bodies spotted in recent years in this same region of the galaxy.

Our local supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*, pronounced Sag A star), contains roughly 4 million times as much mass as the Sun. Not far from this black hole, members of a newly-discovered class of objects are caught in a gravitational dance with a massive body. More about this article in link…