Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre.

If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way, pictured, after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. Guardian graphic | Image: HO/AFP/Getty Images.

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