A supermassive black hole has been unusually active – 8 darkly comic reactions

Step aside Covid-19, there’s a new bully in the playground, and it’s a big one.

The supermassive black hole, or Sagittarius A* to its friends, has been getting livelier, according to the scientists who have been monitoring it.

At 26,000 light-years away, it’s not going to cause the Earth any trouble, but that didn’t stop Twitter having a bit of fun with it.

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Andy Oakley was certain there was more to the news than just a few extra x-ray flares.

But, let’s face it – we’re probably all a little bit Team Black Hole, like Dan Hett.

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