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Don’t panic, but we’re 2,000 light years closer to the Milky Way’s central black hole than we thought – SYFY WIRE

A compilation of old and new observations out of Japan has revised a couple of important physical measurements of the Sun in the galaxy: According to the results,…

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A compilation of old and new observations out of Japan has revised a couple of important physical measurements of the Sun in the galaxy: According to the results, the Sun is orbiting the galactic center a bit faster and, more interestingly, is closer to the galactic center than previously thought.
Hey, there’s a supermassive black in the Milky Way’s center! Is that a problem?
Nope. The most recent distance measurement before this one put us something like 26,600 light years from the center. The…

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