Millisecond Pulsar Catalogue

List of rotation and accretion powered millisecond pulsars

compiled by Alessandro Patruno
last updated 3 June 2014

If you spot a mistake please submit a correction with this form:

NOTES

The pulsars are shown with their spin period in ascending order. The AMXPs are instead displayed at the end of the table.

The criteria used for sources selections are the following:

  • Spin period < 30 ms
  • Surface Magnetic Field < 1e11 G

[The source B1718-19 (spin P~1 s) is not included even if this is a Redback]

An ASCII version of the table is available upon request

Resources: ATNF pulsar catalogue
P. Freire’s globular cluster catalogue
D. Lorimer’s Catalogue
A. Patruno & A. Watts 2012 “Accreting Millisecond X-Ray Pulsars”
M. Roberts 2012 “Surrounded by Spiders”

Source Type Notation:

MSP = millisecond pulsar in the field
MSP-GC = millisecond pulsar in globular cluster
RB-F = Redback in the field
RB-GC = Redback in globular cluster
BW-F = Black Widow in the field
BW-GC = Black Widow in globular cluster
AMXP = Accreting Millisecond X-Ray Pulsar
MSP-DNS= millisecond pulsar with neutron star companion
MSP-planet = millisecond pulsar with planetary size companion
MSP-triple = millisecond pulsar in a triple system (MSP + 2 WDs)

Legend:

P = spin period (in seconds); PDOT = spin period derivative; DM = dispersion measure; DIST = distance [kiloparsecs]; A1 = projected orbital semimajor axis [in light-seconds]; PB = orbital period [days]; ECC = eccentricity; MIN MASS = minimum companion mass in Solar mass units; TYPE = pulsar type;

 

NAME P
[s]
PDOT DM DIST
[kpc]
A1
[lt-s]
PB
[d]
Ecc Min
Mass [Msun]
TYPE
J1748-2446ad 0.00139595 0 235.6 * 1.1028 1.09443 0 0.16 RB-GC
B1937+21 0.001557806472 1.051212E-19 71.0398 5.00 * * * * MSP
B1957+20 0.001607401684 1.68515E-20 29.1168 1.53 0.0892253 0.3819666069 0.00000 0.021423 BW-F
J1747-4036 0.00165 * 152.9 5.74 * * * * MSP
J1810+17 0.00166 * 39.7 2.49 * 0.15 * 0.044 BW-F
J1748-2446O 0.00167663 0 236.38 * 0.112 0.2595 0 0.04 BW-GC
J1023+0038 0.0016879874440059 1.2E-20 14.325 1.37 0.3433494 0.1980962019 * 0.134647 RB-F
J1227-4853 0.001690 * 48.5 * NA 0.288 * * RB-F
J1748-2446P 0.00172862 0 238.79 * 1.272 0.3626 0 0.44 RB-GC
J1902-5110 0.00174 * 36.3 2.11 * * * * MSP
J1301+0833 0.00184 * 13.2 0.91 * 0.27 * 0.024 BW-F
J1843-1113 0.001845666292 9.59E-21 59.96 1.97 * * * * MSP
J1723-2837 0.001855732795729 7.5E-21 19.688 1.00 1.225807 0.615436473 * 0.235930 RB-F
J0034-0534 0.001877181884 4.966E-21 13.76517 0.98 1.437769 1.589281801 1.4E-5 0.141098 MSP
J0955-61 0.00199 * 160.7 * * * * * MSP
J2052+12 0.00199 * 42.0 * * * * * MSP
J1431-4715 0.0020 * 59.4 * * * * * MSP
J1649+80 0.002010 * 31.0 * * * * * MSP
J1748-2446Y 0.00204816 0 239.11 * 1.16 1.17 0 0.16 MSP-GC
J1543-5149 0.002056960392 1.61E-20 50.92 1.46 6.480281 8.06077304 2.12E-5 0.223275 MSP
J1748-2446V 0.00207251 0 239.11 * 0.567 0.5036 0 0.14 MSP-GC
J0023-7203J 0.00210063 -9.7922e-21 24.5848 * 0.04040 0.12066 <0.00004 0.024 BW-GC
J1513-25 0.002120 * 46.9 * 0.053 0.197 * * MSP
J1805+06 0.00213 * 64.9 * * * * * MSP
J1903+0327 0.002149912364 1.88208E-20 297.5245 6.45 105.5934643 95.174118753 0.436678409 0.887294 MSP
J1544+4937 0.00215928839043292 2.933E-21 23.2258 2.30 0.0328680 0.1207729895 * 0.016967 BW-F
J1342+2822C 0.002166 0 26.5 * * * * * MSP-GC
J2241-5236 0.0021866997715528 6.64E-21 11.41085 0.68 0.02579537 0.1456722395 0E-5 0.011721 BW-F
J1446-4701 0.00219469577985001 9.8102E-21 55.83202 2.03 0.0640118 0.27766607732 2.11E-5 0.018988 BW-F
J0024-7204Y 0.00219666 0 24.2 * 0.67176 0.52194 0.0 0.16 MSP-GC
J1748-2446E 0.0021978 0 236.84 * 23.6 60.06 0.02 0.25 MSP-GC
J1748-2446L 0.0022447 0 237.74 * * * * * MSP-GC
J2256-1023 0.00229 * 13.8 0.91 * 0.21 * 0.034 BW-F
J1701-3006F 0.0022947270806719 2.221E-19 113.291 6.90 0.0573400 0.2054870422 0.0E-4 0.020807 BW-GC
J2017-16 0.002310 * 25.4 * * * * * MSP
J0218+4232 0.002320 * 61.2 * 1.984 2.029 * * MSP
J1017-7156 0.00233851444011854 2.2194E-21 94.22407 0.26 4.83004509 6.511905 0.00014204 0.189065 MSP
J1731-1847 0.002344559583 2.49E-20 106.56 4.04 0.1201594 0.311134124 10.0E-5 0.033268 BW-F
J0024-7204W 0.00235234 0 24.3 * 0.2435 0.1330 0.0 0.14 RB-GC
J0155+18 0.00236 * 19.8 * * * * * MSP
J2043+1711 0.002379878960 5.24E-21 20.70987 1.13 1.6239614 1.482290809 3.34E-6 0.169028 MSP
J1858-2216 0.00238 * 26.6 1.35 * 46.1 * * MSP
J1342+2822B 0.002389420757786 1.858E-20 26.148 10.40 1.875655 1.417352298 * 0.204240 MSP-GC
J1124-36 0.00241 * 44.9 4.40 * 0.225 * 0.027 BW-F
J2205+60 0.00241 * 103.7 * * * * * MSP
J1658-5317 0.00244 * 30.9 1.24 * * * * MSP
J1824-2452F 0.002451 0 123.8 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1748-2446Z 0.00246259 0 238.85 * 3.5304 3.48807 0.7608 0.25 MSP-GC
J1518+0204C 0.002484 0 29.3 * 0.057 0.087 0.0 0.04 BW-GC
J1641+3627E 0.002487 0 30.3 * 0.17 0.213 0.0 0.0195 BW-GC
J1135+75 0.00251 * 29.2 * * * * * MSP
J0251+26 0.00254 * 20.2 * * * * * MSP
J1342+2822A 0.002545 0 26.5 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0557+15 0.00256 * 102.7 * 4.035 4.847 * * MSP
J1909+21 0.00256 * 61.9 * * * * * MSP
J1311-3430 0.002560371031 2.0964E-20 37.84 3.72 0.010581 0.0651157335 * 0.008210 BW-F
J0101-6422 0.0025731519721683 5.16E-21 11.926 0.73 1.701046 1.787596706 0E-6 0.155329 MSP
J0248+42 0.00260 * 48.2 * * * * * MSP
J1546-3747A 0.002605672246 * 92.17 7.66 1.38325 1.3467116 * 0.152356 MSP
J2114+54 0.002610 * 77.4 * 0.044 0.135 * * MSP
J2215+51 0.00261 * 69.2 3.30 * 0.18 * 0.22 RB-F
J2310-05 0.00261 * 15.5 * * * * * MSP
J0024-7204F 0.00262358 6.45e-20 24.379 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1938+20 0.002630 * 237.1 * 8.31 16.256 * * MSP
J1125-6014 0.002630380739 4.01E-21 52.951 1.94 8.339198 8.75260353 7.9E-7 0.278278 MSP
J0024-7204O 0.0026433432972417 3.0353E-20 24.363 4.00 0.045151 0.1359743050 * 0.021584 BW-GC
J1745+1017 0.0026521296710897 2.729E-21 23.970 1.36 0.088172 0.730241444 * 0.013692 BW-F
J1811-2405 0.00266059331683918 1.33774E-20 60.6005 1.70 5.7056616 6.2723020692 1.64E-6 0.233365 MSP
J1327-0755 0.0026779231971205 1.773E-20 27.91215 2.17 6.645774 8.439086019 8.5E-7 0.221958 MSP
J1832-0836 0.0027191120623197 8.62E-21 28.18 1.40 * * * * MSP
J0621+25 0.00272 * 83.6 4.25 * * * * MSP
J0605+37 0.00273 * 21.0 1.16 * 55.6 * * MSP
J0337+1715 0.00273258863244 1.7666E-20 21.3162 1.30 1.21752844 1.629401788 0.00069178 0.116203 MSP-triple
J1906+01 0.002790 * 126.9 0.625 0.609 * * * MSP
J1748-2446Q 0.002812 0 234.50 * 28.602 30.295 0.722 0.53 MSP-GC
J0024-7204S 0.00283041 -1.2054e-19 24.353 * 0.76627 1.20172 0.00039 0.10 MSP-GC
J0636+5128 0.00286 * 11.1 0.009 0.067 * * * MSP
J0742+6620 0.00288 * 15.0 3.978 4.7672012 * * * MSP
J2339-0533 0.00288 * 8.72 * 0.612 0.193 * 0.26 RB-F
J2017+0603 0.002896215815562 8.3E-21 23.918 1.32 2.1929239 2.198481129 2.3E-6 0.176041 MSP
J1909-3744 0.002947108068 1.402542E-20 10.3934 1.26 1.89799106 1.533449474590 1.301E-7 0.195357 MSP
J0102+4839 0.002960 * 53.5 4.03 1.856 1.672 * * MSP
J1748-2446K 0.00296965 0 234.81 * * * * * MSP-GC
J2229+2643 0.0029778192947556 1.46E-21 23.019 1.43 18.912513 93.0158934 0.0002556 0.122075 MSP
J1518+0204D 0.002988 0 29.3 * 1.6 1.22 0.0 0.2 MSP-GC
J1748-2446X 0.00299926 0 240.03 * 5.1071 4.99850 0.3024 0.29 MSP-GC
J1823-3021D 0.00302 0 86.9 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0023+09 0.00305 * 14.3 0.95 * 0.14 * 0.016 BW-F
J0024-7204N 0.00305395 -2.187e-20 24.57 * * * * * MSP-GC
B1821-24A 0.00305431 1.55e-18 120 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1807-2459A 0.00305945 0 134.0 * 0.01220 0.07109 0.0 0.010 BW-GC
J0613-0200 0.003061844086 9.5913E-21 38.77919 0.90 1.0914444 1.1985125753 0.55E-5 0.128556 MSP
J1536-4948 0.00308 * 38.0 1.34 * * * * MSP
J1400-14 0.003084232817 0.0E-19 4.934 0.27 8.419236 9.5476162 * 0.263524 MSP
J1012-42 0.00310 71.6 * * * * * * MSP
J1125-5825 0.00310221391893416 6.08990E-20 124.7946 2.98 33.6383599 76.40321683 0.00025724 0.263128 MSP
J1641+3627D 0.003118 0 30.6 * 0.92 0.591 0.0 0.18 MSP-GC
J2214+3000 0.003119226579 1.40E-20 22.557 1.32 0.0590800 0.416632943 0E-4 0.013334 BW-F
J0740+41 0.00314 * 21.0 * * * * * MSP
J0614-3329 0.003148669579439 1.75E-20 37.049 2.96 27.638787 53.5846127 0.0001801 0.275254 MSP
J1614-2230 0.0031508076534271 9.6216E-21 34.4865 1.77 11.2911975 8.6866194196 1.29E-6 0.396862 MSP
J0307+7443 0.00316 * 6.35 0.34 16.108 37.108 * * MSP
J1640+2224 0.00316331581791380 0.28276E-20 18.4260 1.19 55.3297198 175.46066194 0.000797262 0.246983 MSP
J1946+3417 0.003170139227806 0.0000037E-15 110 6.41 * 27 0.14 * MSP
J1518+0204E 0.003182 0 29.3 * 1.2 1.10 0.0 0.18 MSP-GC
J1816+4510 0.00319 * 38.9 * * 0.36 * 0.16 RB-F
J1905+0154A 0.003193 0 193.692 * 0.5886 0.81255 0.0 0.090 MSP-GC
J1628-3205 0.00321 * 42.1 1.54 * 0.21 * 0.16 RB-F
J0024-7204H 0.00321034 -1.83e-21 24.36 * 2.15281 2.35770 0.07056 0.19 MSP-GC
J1710+4923 0.00322 * 7.1 * 75.4 36.5 NA NA MSP
J1836-2354B 0.00323227 0 93.7 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1701-3006E 0.00323374 0 113.78 * 0.0701 0.15848 0.0 0.035 BW-GC
J1911-5958A 0.00326619 3.07e-21 33.68 * 1.20605 0.83711 <0.00001 0.22 MSP-GC
J1748-2446U 0.00328914 0 235.46 * 5.97248 3.57026 0.60498 0.45 MSP-GC
J0340+41 0.00329 * 49.6 2.67 * * * * MSP
J1748-2446af 0.00330434 0 237.34 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1630+37 0.00332 * 14.1 0.85 * 12.5 * * MSP
J1836-2354A 0.00335434 0 89.1 * 0.0464 0.20276 0.0 0.020 BW-GC
J1103-5403 0.003392709659 3.7E-21 103.915 3.16 * * * * MSP
J1036-83 0.00341 27.1 * * * * * * MSP
J1701-3006D 0.0034177704450548 1.257E-19 14.224 6.90 0.9880185 1.1179034034 0.0004122 0.121516 MSP-GC
J2317+1439 0.003445251071 2.42E-21 21.907 1.89 2.3139483 2.459331464 0.0000005 0.172079 MSP
J2317+1439 0.0034452510710225 2.42E-21 21.907 1.89 2.3139483 2.459331464 0.0000005 0.172079 MSP
J0751+1807 0.003478770783 7.7860E-21 30.2489 0.40 0.3966127 0.263144266723 7.1E-7 0.128346 MSP
J0024-7204R 0.00348046 0 24.4 * 0.0334 0.0662 0.0 0.030 BW-GC
J0024-7204I 0.00348499 -4.587e-20 24.42 * 0.03844 0.22979 <0.0004 0.015 BW-GC
J1721-2457 0.003496633782 5.542E-21 47.758 1.56 * * * * MSP
B1639+36B 0.00352807 0 29.5 * 1.389 1.25911 <0.001 0.19 MSP-GC
J0024-7204E 0.00353632915276031 9.8509E-20 24.230 4.00 1.9818423 2.256844820 0.0003152 0.154893 MSP-GC
J1216-6410 0.003539375658423 1.62E-21 47.40 1.71 2.937091 4.03672718 6.8E-6 0.155852 MSP
J1933-6211 0.003543431438847 0.37E-20 11.499 0.63 12.281575 12.81940650 1.2E-6 0.323653 MSP
J1850+0124 0.003559763768 1.09E-20 118.89 2.97 34.00102 84.949858 6.90E-5 0.246062 MSP
J1748-2446M 0.00356957 0 238.65 * 0.596 0.4431 0 0.16 MSP-GC
J2234+06 0.003570 * 10.8 * 14 32 0.13 0.19 MSP
J1545-4550 0.00357528861884712 5.25E-20 68.4 2.01 3.8469053 6.203064928* 1.3E-5 0.153107 MSP
J1514-4946 0.00359 * 31.5 1.27 * * * * MSP
J1701-3006B 0.00359385 -3.4978e-19 113.44 * 0.25277 0.14455 <0.00007 0.14 RB-GC
J1600-3053 0.00359792850865547 9.5004E-21 52.3262 2.40 8.801652 14.3484577709 17.369E-5 0.204856 MSP
J1902-70 0.00360 * 19.5 1.12 * * * * MSP
J1944+2236 0.003617993078 7.5E-21 185.45 8.46 * * * * MSP
J1911+0102A 0.00361852 -6.58e-21 202.678 * 0.03766 0.140996 <0.00013 0.020 BW-GC
J1801-1417 0.003625096660 5.31E-21 57.21 1.80 * * * * MSP
J1911-1114 0.0036257455713977 1.416E-20 30.9750 1.59 1.762875 2.71655761 1.9E-5 0.119864 MSP
J1828+0625 0.00363 * 22.4 1.18 * 6.0 * * MSP
J2234+0944 0.00363 * 17.8 * 0.068 0.420 * 0.016 BW-F
J0024-7204P 0.00364302 0 24.3 * 0.0380 0.1472 0.0 0.02 BW-GC
J1740-5340 0.00365033 1.68e-19 71.8 * 1.65284 1.35406 <0.0001 0.22 RB-GC
J1748-2446ae 0.00365859 0 238.75 * 0.0406 0.17073 0 0.019 BW-GC
J0023-7205M 0.00367664 -3.844e-20 24.42 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1231-1411 0.003683878711 2.280E-20 8.090 0.45 2.042633 1.860143882 4E-6 0.183932 MSP
J1147-66 0.00372 * 133.8 4.26 * * * * MSP
J1641+3627C 0.003722 0 30.1 * * * * * MSP-GC
J2129-5721 0.003726348482 2.08534E-20 31.853 0.40 3.5005674 6.625493093 1.21E-5 0.132090 MSP
J1801-0857C 0.003739 0 182.4 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1741+1351 0.0037471544 * 24.0 1.41 11.03 16.335 * 0.238883 MSP
J1302-32 0.00377 * 26.2 1.86 * * * * MSP
J1905+0400 0.0037844047882356 4.9052E-21 25.6923 1.33 * * * * MSP
J1652-48 0.0037851238 * 187.8 4.79 * * * * MSP
J1923+2515 0.003788155519 9.42E-21 18.85766 0.99 * * * * MSP
J1748-2021F 0.00379363 -1.055e-20 220.43 * 9.49757 9.83397 0.0531 0.35 MSP-GC
J1622-03 0.00385 * 10.8 * * * * * MSP
J0610-2100 0.0038613247042986 0.00001235E-15 60.6662 5.64 0.073488 0.2860160010 * 0.021397 BW-F
J1835-3259 0.003889 0 63.35 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1751-2857 0.003914873196 1.126e-20 42.808 1.44 32.528221 110.7464576 0.0001283 0.192849 MSP
J1824-2452I 0.0039318526 0 119.0 * 0.76591 0.45940754 0.0 0.174 RB-GC+AMXP
J2019+2425 0.003934524080 7.0237E-21 17.203 0.91 38.7676297 76.51163479 0.00011109 0.308635 MSP
J1957+25 0.003960 * 44.1 * 0.283 0.238 * * MSP
B2127+11F 0.00402704 3.2e-20 65.52 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0024-7204Q 0.00403318 3.402e-20 24.29 * 1.46221 1.18908 0.000085 0.21 MSP-GC
J1824-2452J 0.004039 0 119.2 * 0.0250 0.0974 0.0 0.015 BW-GC
J0024-7204G 0.00404038 -4.215e-20 24.441 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0509+08 0.00406 * 38.3 * * * * * MSP
J1824+10 0.00407 * 59.9 * * * * * MSP
J1744-1134 0.004074545940854022 8.93496E-21 3.13908 0.42 * * * * MSP
J1853+1303 0.00409179738145616 8.7163E-21 30.5701 1.60 40.7695198 115.65378643 2.3691E-5 0.239536 MSP
J1824-2452L 0.0041 0 119.0 * 0.0570 0.22571 0.0 0.022 BW-GC
J1431-5740 0.004110543956 6.42E-21 131.46 4.07 2.269890 2.726855823 4.3E-6 0.156496 MSP
J1824-2452C 0.004159 0 120.7 * 7.356 8.078 0.847 0.30 MSP-GC
J1737-0811 0.004175017312 7.93E-21 55.311 2.38 9.332791 79.517379 5.38E-5 0.065143 MSP
J1844+0115 0.004185543936664 1.07E-20 148.22 3.45 14.173495 50.6458881 0.0002578 0.138203 MSP
J1807-2459B 0.004186 0 137.3 * 28.7895 9.95667 0.7470 1.47 MSP-GC-DNS
J1122+78 0.004200 * 11.2 * * * * * MSP
J1125+7819 0.004200 * 11.2 * 12.192 15.355 * * MSP
J1935+1726 0.004200 * 62.0 * * * * * MSP
J1748-2446W 0.00420518 0 239.14 * 5.869 4.877 0.015 0.34 MSP-GC
J1801-0857D 0.004226532003547 6.9E-21 174.71 10.60 * * * * MSP-GC
J1312+0051 0.00423 * 15.3 1.15 * 38.5 * * MSP
J2047+1053 0.00429 * 34.6 2.23 * 0.12 * 0.035 BW-F
J1950+24 0.004300 * 142.2 * * * * * MSP
J0024-7203U 0.00434283 9.523e-20 24.335 * 0.52695 0.42911 0.00015 0.14 MSP-GC
J0024-7204L 0.00434617 -1.2206e-19 24.38 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0533+67 0.00439 * 57.4 5.80 * * * * MSP
J1823-3021E 0.004394 0 91.4 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1803-3002B 0.004397 0 192.6 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1813-2617 0.004430 * 122.5 * * * * * MSP
J1748-2446ag 0.00444803 0 237.75 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1824-2452K 0.004461 0 119.8 * 2.6050 3.91034 0.00152 0.16 MSP-GC
J1850+02 0.004480 * 540.5 * * * * * MSP
J1708-3506 0.004505158948 2.3E-20 146.8 3.50 33.584233 149.13318 0.0002445 0.161026 MSP
J2051-0827 0.0045086417449716 1.2737E-20 20.7449 1.28 0.045052 0.0991102506 0.0000 0.026657 BW-F
J2042+02 0.004530 * 9.3 * * * * * MSP
J0024-7204Z 0.004554 0 24.47 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1713+0747 0.004570136525 8.5289E-21 15.9915 1.05 32.34242099 67.8251298718 0.0000749406 0.275268 MSP
J1910-5959E 0.00457177 -4.37e-19 33.29 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1643-1224 0.004621641516 1.84628E-20 62.4121 0.42 25.072614 147.01739776 50.578E-5 0.119111 MSP
J1911+1347 0.004625962465 1.712E-20 30.99 1.60 * * * * MSP
J1824-2452H 0.004629 0 121.5 * 0.7195 0.435 0.0 0.20 RB-GC
J1709+2313 0.0046311962778409 0.00000363E-15 25.3474 1.83 15.288544 22.71189238 0.0000187 0.269165 MSP
J0931-19 0.004640 * 41.5 NA NA NA NA NA MSP
B2127+11E 0.00465144 1.78e-19 66.51 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1048+23 0.004670 * 16.7 * * * * * MSP
J1239+3232 0.004700 * 16.8 * * * * * MSP
J1826-24 0.00470 * 81.9 * * * * * MSP
J1748-2446D 0.00471398 0 243.83 * * * * * MSP-GC
J0024-7204X 0.004771 0 24.0 * * * * * MSP-GC
J1725-3853 0.004791822704 5E-20 158.2 3.44 * * * * MSP
B2127+11D 0.0048028 -1.075e-18 67.28 * * * * * MSP-GC
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The Super-Massive Black Hole Stays on a Diet

Chandra_image_of_Sgr_A

At the very center of our galaxy lives a gigantic black hole with a mass more than four million times that of the Sun. The existence of such an immense monster does not constitute an anomaly in our Universe but rather a common occurrence since most (if not all) galaxies host huge black holes in their center. These super-massive black holes exhibit two different kinds of behavior: they are either actively swallowing large amounts of matter or they are quiet with almost no material falling into them.

The super-massive black hole of our galaxy is of this second kind and it is well known to astronomers because it is surrounded by several stars that orbit around it. It is thanks to the orbital motion of these stars that it has become possible to measure the huge mass of this monster. Indeed since the black hole is not devouring any material, it is basically impossible to directly spot it. Gas falling into a black hole would become extremely luminous and emit radiation in a process known as accretion. 

However, In 2011 a surprising discovery was made by a team of astronomers lead by Stefan Gillessen: a big cloud of gas was found to be headed towards the black hole at high speed, with a closest approach predicted to be happening in early 2014. The cloud was seen to be moving in an orbit that would have brought it so close to the black hole to be tidally disrupted by the huge gravitational force exerted upon it. This event sprouted a lot of excitement among astronomers because part of the disrupted cloud could have fallen into the black hole and/or could “light-up” in the process, revealing precious information about the super-massive monster and the environment around it.

The closest approach of the cloud is finally happening in these days and the first surprising results have been reported in a brief communication released today and lead by astronomer Andrea Ghez: with great surprise the cloud of gas has remained intact after its closest encounter with the super-massive black hole. This implies that the cloud is really not what it seems and the most likely hypothesis now is that a star is embedded in the center of the cloud. The gas obscures the light emitted by the star thus making it invisible, but the gravity of the star has kept the gas together even after passing very close to the black hole.

Now astronomers are following the behavior of the cloud (plus the embedded star) at Keck observatory, hosting one of the biggest telescopes on the planet. More exciting and probably unexpected news will certainly come in the next future as the interaction between these two objects keeps developing: stay tuned for more news!

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