"Black hole at heart of our galaxy “will erupt next year”, say astronomers"

'A huge eruption lit up the skies on our planet two million years ago - creating a fuzzy ball of light around the size and brightness of the moon.

The eruption - a huge blast from the black hole at the centre of our galaxy - would have been witnessed by our ancestors, homo erectus, on the plains of Africa.'

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/black-hole-...2.html#ukgb8Fl

The boffins really are beavering away aren't they? I feel another request for more 'research funding' coming on!!