ESOcast 219 Light: Star Dance Around Supermassive Black Hole

published 5 months ago by European Southern Observatory

ESO's Very Large Telescope has observed a star dancing around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. The observations have revealed, for the first time, that the star’s orbit is shaped like a rosette and not like an ellipse.

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