The top image—from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory—shows the center of our Galaxy, with the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A** for short) in the center. The image contains nearly a million seconds of Chandra’s observation of the region around the black hole, with red representing low-energy X-rays, green as medium-energy X-rays, and blue being the highest.
Using intermittent observations over several years, Chandra has detected X-ray flares about once a day from Sgr A*. The flares have also been seen in infrared data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.
A study of the data suggests that these may be asteroids falling into the Milky Way’s giant black hole. There may a cloud around Sgr A* containing hundreds of trillions of asteroids and comets, which have been stripped from their parent stars.
Via Galaxy Today