BRIGHT SIDE: A Mysterious Object Punched a Hole in the Milky Way, Scientists Are Confused


Published on: Friday, May 31, 2019

A Mysterious Object Punched a Hole in the Milky Way, Scientists Are Confused

Space is full of mysteries that have remained unsolved for centuries. But recently, the cosmos has baffled the world with a new, scary abnormality. Apparently, something is tearing holes in the Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our Solar System! 😮 What if the hole in the Milky Way was torn by a supermassive black hole like the one that dwells in the center of our galaxy? If it was, it’d be a pretty scary scenario.

If these two black holes got too close, they wouldn't be able to escape each other's gravity, and a collision might be inevitable. And it would be an extremely violent event. But the thing is that the telescopes failed to find the source of the damage. So what could this unseen bullet be? Scientists have several theories.

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The gap in the stellar stream 0:29
Is it a stray star? 1:39
Or is it a supermassive black hole? 1:59
And then what? 2:29
What baffles astronomers 3:35
What if it was dark matter that harmed our galaxy? 4:48
The intruder might be hiding somewhere in the galaxy 6:12
The "ghost" galaxy 7:10

#outerspace #milkyway #blackhole

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- This year, Harvard scientist Dr. Ana Bonaca noticed a weird disturbance in our galaxy's stellar streams. A stellar stream is a line of stars that are moving together through galaxies.
- One day, Dr. Bonaca noticed a gap in the stream, and this gap had a strange ragged edge.
- One theory suggests that the intruder is a stray star. However, the hole is too enormous for this idea to sound plausible.
- Luckily for us, there aren’t any supermassive black holes in the vicinity, so this theory fails to explain the mysterious bullet-hole phenomenon.
- Naturally, astronomers have continued their observations. But what baffles them is that there’s no large object made from ordinary, light-reflecting matter moving away from the bullet-hole.
- What if it was dark matter that harmed our galaxy, and what if it reached Earth? Unlike a stream of regular matter, dark matter wouldn't see the Earth as an obstacle. It would just pass through. But that's not the most amazing part!
- However, Dr. Bonaca still doesn't rule out the possibility that the intruder is a luminous object that, after tearing a hole in the Milky Way, is hiding somewhere in the galaxy.
- The intruder could’ve been moving at an incredibly high speed, and wouldn’t have to be very massive to tear a hole in the stellar stream.
- The edge of the galaxy can even contain traces of a "ghost" galaxy - one that's older than our Milky Way!
- Curiously, the astronomers who discovered the "ghost" galaxy, which is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, can’t explain its origin and nature. Named Ant 2, the galaxy was dubbed "ghost" because it's weirdly dim.

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     7 months ago +2204

    Hey there, BrightSiders, if you could fly to ANY planet in the Solar System, where would you go?

  • Noah Plays

    Noah Plays

     1 days ago

    It’s probely a blak hole

  • Alif Hafifi

    Alif Hafifi

     1 days ago

    i came to the comment section if theres anyone mentioning about saitama.....😃

  • LeftyPickleMaster


     2 days ago

    And it’s time I move Earth to the ghost galaxy

  • LeftyPickleMaster


     2 days ago

    I know what are actually breaking these

    Guardians of The Galaxy

  • tha Real Mike Zee

    tha Real Mike Zee

     2 days ago

    YOUR "hole is too enormous for this idea to sound plausible"

  • SebyPlayz :3

    SebyPlayz :3

     3 days ago

    I thought the ui scuti was the biggest star

  • Douglas Brannon

    Douglas Brannon

     3 days ago

    Black hole was my first guess , or antimatter.

  • Maher Baouider

    Maher Baouider

     4 days ago +1

    The say that the sun is geting black do maybe thans an old sun

  • Pederson Jason

    Pederson Jason

     4 days ago

    Why would the object effect the milkyway but not effect the earth if it came our way?

  • Ahmad boots

    Ahmad boots

     6 days ago


  • Lilly Reilly

    Lilly Reilly

     1 weeks ago

    I got a theory
    Go forward in universe you are time travel to future but with a different outcome of Earth
    Whilst the point you left gets older and go backwards you are travelling back in time to a different outcome of earth. Only way to time travel back or forward is to reverse or forward the orbits of earth and moon.
    Dark matter may consists dimensions hidden from us( paradoxes)
    Dimensions = universes. Dark matter helps to give balance between space and time, helps to disturbate the frabric of universe. Without it reality will be hallogenic

  • FlyingPenguinz 68

    FlyingPenguinz 68

     1 weeks ago

    What if it’s a giant space dragon

  • Angkol_ Langot

    Angkol_ Langot

     1 weeks ago

    dark mother has always black hole.

  • debyton


     1 weeks ago

    There are stars that are far larger than a million solar masses. There are even billion solar-mass stars. So why rule that out?

  • antony christus

    antony christus

     2 weeks ago


  • Urielthepro


     2 weeks ago

    0:55 The Stellar Steam Were Talking About Is Called "Geometry Dash-1"

  • Ramon Preston

    Ramon Preston

     2 weeks ago

    Could be the third Heaven.

  • Loulou Valliere

    Loulou Valliere

     2 weeks ago

    It's an unknown portal that looks kind of like a black hole that probably connects to some place

  • XxMysticCubeXx


     2 weeks ago

    How are you