Sagittarius A*

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Sagittarius A, the location of Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A* is a bright object at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is a radio source, giving off strong radio waves. It is near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius. It is part of a larger astronomical feature called Sagittarius A. Astronomers think it is the site of a supermassive (very large) black hole. [1]

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  1. Reynolds C. 2008. Astrophysics: bringing black holes into focus. Nature 455 (7209): 39–40. Bibcode:2008Natur.455...39R. doi:10.1038/455039a. PMID 18769426.