Director of 27 radio telescopes, Very Large Array (VLA), located in New Mexico (USA) and working as a single complex antenna, Dale Frehley recently heard about a report that appeared last month in a scientific journal, which said the discovery of a long X-ray flare . The explosive energy of the process started from the center of the Milky Way, which is a giant black hole Sagittarius A *.
According to the hypothesis, the authors, this outbreak may indicate the beginning of the inevitable approach of the gas cloud, for which they had long been monitoring, to the black hole.
Skeptical of this message, Fraulein he decided to check it by moving the plates VLA at the center of the Milky Way. However, nothing like he did not see.
Soon followed by isolation of this tangled history observations made with other telescopes, have revealed the culprit flash. It appeared to be a magnetar - a neutron star with a strong magnetic field.
The value of this finding in the first place is that with regular pulsations of a magnetar can test Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the strong distortion of space-time around the giant black holes.