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Mystery survivor of a supermassive black hole

Nature volume 524, pages 301302 (20 August 2015) | Download Citation

The G2 cloud in our Galaxy's core has survived an encounter with the central black hole and failed to trigger a major flare-up in the black hole's activity. A promising theory endeavours to explain the cloud's nature.

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  1. John Bally is in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80389, USA.

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