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Our Supermassive Black Hole Could Be ‘Supercharging' Stars' Magnetism

For the first time, the magnetic fields of stars have been included in computer simulations, giving a clue about how the stars in the center of our galaxy respond to straying too close to a monster black hole.

February 2, 2017
12:34 PM EST
A Hubble Space Telescope infrared view of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The inset shows X-rays in the region around Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in the galaxy's heart (X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScI)