There is something colossal and very heavy at the center of the galaxy – but it is not a black hole

(ORDO NEWS) — Using the effect of a gravitational lens, astrophysicists managed to register a massive object in the very center of the Milky Way – either a huge planet, or an access object, a brown dwarf.

The newly discovered object was named OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb (OGLE for short). It is 13 times more massive than Jupiter and orbits a star 22,000 light-years from the Sun, in a densely populated region of the galactic center.

OGLE is not as massive as, for example, the record heavy brown dwarf DENIS-P J082303.1-491201 b, which weighs 29 times more than Jupiter. But even a thirteen-card advantage is already a lot. Due to the huge mass, it is difficult to say what OGLE is.

The area of ​​\u200b\u200bhis “residence” is full of brown dwarfs – unhappy stars, which only a little did not have enough mass to start a thermonuclear reaction.

If this is still a planet, then it is very large. And if a brown dwarf, then scientists will be very surprised, because brown dwarfs usually do not revolve around other stars – but OGLE does. In any case, this celestial body stores more questions than answers.


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