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This article was published on December 15, 2011

    Take a trip to the center of our galaxy and watch a black hole in action

    Take a trip to the center of our galaxy and watch a black hole in action
    Alex Wilhelm
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    Alex Wilhelm

    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    I’m a dork for space stuff. I just love it. There is something so majestic about the size and scope of our galaxy, let alone our universe.

    The following video took my mind and warped it more than a bit, and so I bring it to you. Please prepare to glide through our galaxy, towards its core. When we arrive there, we will watch a time-lapse compilation of a gas cloud that is being tugged on by a black hole.

    No, you can’t see the black hole, but you can watch its influence. It’s stunning:

    And if that wasn’t enough for you, watch this for another mind-whacking crazy video.