X-Ray observations probe Sagittarius A*
By Oli Usher, on 14 May 2015
This image shows the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, as seen in X-rays by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. X-rays are produced by high-temperature, high-energy phenomena.
Within this region lies Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s central black hole.
An international team of astronomers, including UCL’s Silvia Zane, has just published new research on a magnetar (a type of super-magnetic neutron star) that is orbiting Sagittarius A*, explaining why it is cooling far slower than theories suggest.