Dormant supermassive black hole roars back to life

By Will Dunham
Updated June 19 2024 - 9:25am, first published 9:19am
Sagittarius A* is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth. Could it, too, suddenly roar to life? (AP PHOTO)
Sagittarius A* is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth. Could it, too, suddenly roar to life? (AP PHOTO)

At the centre of the Milky Way galaxy resides a supermassive black hole four million times the mass of our sun called Sagittarius A* that some scientists have called a gentle giant because of its quiescence.

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