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Earth Is a Whole Lot Closer to Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Than We Thought – ScienceAlert

It seems that Earth has been misplaced.

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It seems that Earth has been misplaced.
According to a new map of the Milky Way galaxy, the Solar System’s position isn’t where we thought it was. Not only is it closer to the galactic centre – and the supermassive hole therein, Sagittarius A* – it’s orbiting at a faster clip.
It’s nothing to be concerned about; we’re not actually moving closer to Sgr A*, and we’re in no danger of being slurped up. Rather, our map of the Milky Way has been adjusted, more accurately identifying where we have been…

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