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The Centre of our Galaxy

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In an unprecedented 16-year long study, using several of ESO’s flagship telescopes, astronomers have produced the most detailed view ever of the surroundings of the monster lurking at our Galaxy’s heart – a supermassive black hole. The research has unravelled the hidden secrets of this tumultuous region by mapping the orbits of almost 30 stars.

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ESO/S. Gillessen

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Id:eso0846f
Release date:10 December 2008
Related releases:eso0846
Duration:25s

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Name:Black hole
Type:• Milky Way
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