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Milky Way’s Black Hole Confirmed

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Astronomers have strengthened the case for a black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and have moved closer to verifying a classical test of general relativity, a feature of RTB’s cosmic creation model. High resolution radio observations of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy show that roughly 400 million times the mass of the sun is concentrated in a region no larger than the orbit of Pluto. The high density required by this large mass and small volume virtually rules out any explanation other than a black hole. More importantly, within the next decade and with reasonable improvements in the observing procedure, astronomers will be able to measure the black hole’s event horizon, which is a unique prediction of general relativity. These results provide additional experimental evidence for general relativity, a key component of RTB’s creation model.  

o   Zhi-Qiang Shen et al., “A Size of ~1 AU for the Radio Source Sgr A* at the Centre of the Milky Way,” Nature 438 (2005): 62-64.


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