The mysterious object X7 has been sucked into the black…
Astronomers have only 13 years left to try to see and figure out what the amazing cosmic body X7 is. More precisely than it was, since in 2036 it will be swallowed up by the black hole of Alpha Sagittarius* at the center of our galaxy. Given that it is located more than 25 thousand light years from Earth, this event happened a long time ago. And scientists have no confidence that something like this will happen again in any near future.
Scientists have been watching X7 for twenty years, during which the object showed lightning-fast evolution by cosmic standards - from the likeness of a ball, it stretched into something in the form of spaghetti. We don't know what X7 is or what shape the object was before it approached the black hole. Now the force of attraction of the hole is constantly deforming and changing the appearance of X7, it will not have time to make even one revolution around this trap, as it will be torn apart and finally destroyed. But this is a unique gift for science - scientists intend to observe a rare process in all available ways.
The fate of X7 is an example of a variety of evolutionary events going on in the center of the Milky Way. The processes are catalyzed by the gravity of the black hole, but what exactly is happening there is extremely difficult to see because of the large cloud of gas and debris. Scientists distinguish among them the so-called G-objects, which can behave both like stars and like accumulations of space debris. Perhaps they are both at the same time, and X7 just turned out to be the "unluckiest" of them, finding himself too close to the black hole. Further observations will help clarify this issue.