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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     6 months ago +2162

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

  • Holly Noelle

    Holly Noelle

     3 hours ago

    Dark Matter is a THEORY. They are Sure ... it.. exists...that does not make it So.

  • luminair11


     20 hours ago

    The ghost galaxy could be a parallel universe.......should ask Kryten from Red seems 2 know everything :))

  • tuny T

    tuny T

     1 days ago

    Very cool video but i don`t get the part about the dark matter theory. How can it "punch" a hole in our milky way but let the earth unharmed when it passes through?

  • First Last

    First Last

     1 days ago

    what useless garbage

  • Danny Bonin

    Danny Bonin

     1 days ago

    What if...and just what if? There is another intelligent life form out there. And they can see this dark matter and dark energy. But, they can’t see the matter and light energy we can see. They are out there. But, they can’t see us. And, we can’t see them...🤯🤯🤯

  • Eric Shrestha

    Eric Shrestha

     1 days ago

    Just sew the black whole

  • Aung thu

    Aung thu

     1 days ago

    It must called new black hole type. "Black hole malstrom'
    Black hole vortex.
    (Aung san thurein)

  • unclest1nky


     1 days ago

    It's all BS for your consumption! It's just scary stories put out there so that we pay attention to that and not what our governments are doing. Is there any proof?! Are there any pictures that aren't CGI??!! I never believe anything from the government/ NASA! They're known Liars. Am I supposed to selectively believe a liar!?

  • BlueeSheistyy Ent.

    BlueeSheistyy Ent.

     2 days ago

    Wouldn't it be possible if either way this mysterious object couldve been seen or detected by the high technology we have now ? If so why would it be such a mystery to find out what it was and how it got there to begin with !?

  • Ravindra Kumar

    Ravindra Kumar

     2 days ago

    Venus my fav planet👁👁👩🏻

  • DreadnoughtMetal2006


     2 days ago

    This explanation seems to bear out my theory that black holes aren't holes at all but, rather hyper-massive black dwarf stars or pulsars that reach terminal velocity rotation speed. A hole cannot be 'flung' by gravity if it is gravity. It makes logical and physical sense that black 'holes' are actually solid objects.

  • Inesh Vijayakumar

    Inesh Vijayakumar

     2 days ago

    There is maybe a hole in the telescope

  • žάςķчツgαмιиgッ


     3 days ago

    Trust me guys it was just an T-34

  • Lightning Specter

    Lightning Specter

     3 days ago

    dont worry about ti, its just cyberman

  • Larry Hunt

    Larry Hunt

     3 days ago

    Sounds like Casey Kasem.

  • phoboskitty m

    phoboskitty m

     3 days ago

    A darkmatter wave hits the earth, giving super powers to peoole...

  • Timothy Sturdevant

    Timothy Sturdevant

     4 days ago +1

    Alien space craft propelled by a gravitational anomaly.

  • Marc T.

    Marc T.

     4 days ago

    That might be dark matter side effect since a merger with the another Galaxy has probably began since subatomic particles ,antimatter generally moves at a much more accelerated rate then normal just hypothesis...and the Galaxies dark matter fusion is disrupting real time so opposite of a Blackhole kind of like our bodies reaction to viral skin infection internal like chicken pox

  • Bill Burkey

    Bill Burkey

     4 days ago

    No dark matter, plasma. Check research papers