Milky Way 3.5million years ago when our earliest ancestors were already roaming the Earth A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about 3.5 million years ago, a team of astronomers say. The so-called Seyfert flare started near the super massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy, they add. The impact was felt 200,000 light-years away. The