What Kind of Object Can Survive a Close Encounter With a Monster Black Hole?
In or around May 2014, a truly remarkable thing happened: An object, dubbed G2, survived a very close encounter with a very large black hole.
4/ Also, a cloud of dust (probably with a star inside it) passed the black hole a few year ago. Maybe something from this took a few years to fall in, and that’s what made the flare? Or again, maybe coincidence.