An image of the distant blob, X7, circling our Milky Way

A mysterious object that has been slowly drifting toward the center of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole could be the exploded remnants of two colliding stars, a new study suggests. 

The strange blob, named X7, has a mass of around 50 Earths and is moving at speeds of up to 700 mph (1,125 km/h) as it spirals into our galaxy’s central black hole, getting yanked and stretched by powerful tidal forces as it falls. 

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