The cloud of gas and dust venturing toward the center of our galaxy will be stretched and shredded by our local black hole.

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The shadowy area around the supermassive black hole in our galaxy’s center may light up this year, as it shreds G2 — an interloper that is either a cloud of gas and dust or a star cocooned in such a cloud — which ventured too close. Black holes are virtually invisible unless they’re actively destroying something.

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