It’s funny what makes big news and what doesn’t. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman can reign supreme on the cover of many magazines and newspapers due to petty feuding, yet a crucial discovery related to how our galaxy holds together is pushed to the back under an obscure headline.
I’m talking about the recent discovery that a giant black hole is sitting at the centre of our galaxy. And when I say ‘giant’, I mean supermassive – this thing is estimated to have a mass 2.6 million times greater than our little sun.
I guess we don’t have to panic too much as we probably won’t be gobbled up for many billions of years – and besides, our own sun will have expanded and completely eaten the earth in only a couple of billion years. Gulp!