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Gas Cloud Ripped Apart by Black Hole
Credit: ESO/S. Gillessen
New observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope show for the first time a gas cloud being ripped apart by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Shown here are VLT observations from 2006, 2010 and 2013, coloured blue, green and red respectively. Image released July 17, 2013.