(ORDO NEWS) — Astronomers conducted a study and found out the secret of a mysterious cloud, which in an incomprehensible way managed to survive an encounter with a huge black hole located in the center of our galaxy.
German scientists have provided the results of a study in which it is noted that the object G2 is just three fairly young stars. Around them is a thick cloud of gas as well as dust that allowed them to form. This object some time ago collided with the supermassive black hole Sgr A *, which is located in the very center of the Milky Way, but there was no absorption process.
Object G2 was discovered 10 years ago, when it was just beginning to approach a black hole. Astronomers assumed that the cloud would soon be destroyed, but this did not happen. In addition, scientists were able to establish that a space body has a higher temperature, which is not typical for a cloud of dust.
They suggested that this could be because the heating comes from nearby stars or directly from the black hole. At the same time, the temperature indicator remained stable all the time, regardless of what movements the cloud performed. As a result, astronomers concluded that heating occurs from the inside. This means that there is a star and, perhaps, not even one.
The study showed that there are three young stars inside, the age of which does not exceed one million years. Due to the fact that they are too young, there is still a cloud of dust around them, from which they formed.
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