CNN) A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. This is closer than the official value of 27,700 light-years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985, the release said. New type of black hole detected in massive collision that sent gravitational waves with a ‘bang’ What’s more, according to the map, our solar system is traveling at 227 kilometers per second as it orbits around the galactic center — this is faster than the official value of 220 kilometers per second, the release added. […] Read More Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for black hole discoveries that revealed the ‘darkest secrets of the universe’ The black hole is known as Sagittarius A* or Sgr A* and is 4.2 million times more massive than our sun.
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