So perhaps I'm not the only one here on PF who's heard about this .That said, besides the gas cloud G2 concealing a low-mass star, I cannot help but wonder what azimuthal angle G2 made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*. The reason this is relevant is because Sagittarius A* is a black hole with a Kerr metric. So the azimuthal angle I'm talking about is the angular displacement between G2 at its perihelion and the rotation axis of Sagittarius A*. Kerr black holes tend to wobble when infalling matter approaches them above the equatorial plane of rotation but not directly along the axis or rotation and when they do they emit ionizing radiation. For matter to be spaghettified and absorbed into the so-called ring of death the matter must be falling in at an azimuthal angle of ~90° from the rotational axis. So perhaps that explains why G2 wasn't swallowed up by Sagittarius A*. Thoughts?