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Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought – CNN

A new map of the Milky Way has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This revised estimate is the result…

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(CNN)A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. This is closer than the official value of 27,700 light-years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985, the National Observatory of Japan said.
What’s more, according to the map, our solar system…

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