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Swallowed by a Black Hole

Horizon, 2012-2013 Episode 15 of 18

In summer 2013, the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way was getting ready to feast.

A gas cloud three times the size of our planet strayed within the gravitational reach of our nearest supermassive black hole. Across the globe, telescopes were being trained on the heart of our galaxy, some 27,000 light years from Earth, in the expectation of observing this unique cosmic spectacle.

For cosmic detectives across the Earth, it was a unique opportunity. For the first time in the history of science, they hoped to observe in action the awesome spectacle of a feeding supermassive black hole.

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59 minutes

Last on

Wed 26 Oct 2016 02:50

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerDan Clifton
Series EditorAidan Laverty
Series EditorJames Van Der Pool

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