New observations of Sgr A* show Dramatic Increase in High Energy Output!


The SWIFT team has been observing the Galactic Center for three years. The observations have given us data on a new magnetar in the GC, and shows in the data as the tallest peaks, reaching almost 14 sigma above the normally observed energy output of about 3 sigma, usually less. The oddly smooth data gaps are the points where Sgr A* is hidden behind the Sun. Between early December and early February we cannot observe so no data is collected.
The image above is the first observation of GC by the SWIFT team in 2016.
The increase in output is obvious.
Is this an error? Or the magnetar?
Or are we now joining the show already in progress?

More to come.
Keep your head UP!!

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