Wednesday, July 20, 2016

X Marks The...

...center of the galaxy?

Apparently, yes. There really is a giant X made out of stars at the center of the Milky Way. It probably has to do with how gravity propagates, but...we humans like our patterns.

(The treasure at the middle is, of course, unreachable - a supermassive black hole that acts as the anchor that holds the galaxy together).

http://www.popsci.com/how-two-astronomers-on-twitter-discovered-center-our-galaxy