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CfA Press Release
 

For Release: 9:20 a.m. EST, January 12, 2000

STREAMERS OF GAS FEEDING THE BEAST AT THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY

Ammonia emission (in yellow contours) in the region around the galactic center. The circum-nuclear disk as seen at a wavelength of 3 mm can be seen in the background color image (Gusten et al., 1987). Several streamers are seen to possibly be interacting with the CND and are labeled with numbers. The location of the supermassive black hole, Sgr A*, is labeled by a star.

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