ESOcast 219 Light: Star Dance Around Supermassive Black Hole

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.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

Credit:

ESO
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Caitlyn Buongiorno, Stephanie Rowlands and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: John Stanford – Deep Space (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada and Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

Over de video

Id:eso2006a
Publicatiedatum:16 april 2020 09:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso2006
Duur:01 m 24 s
Frame rate:25 fps

Over het object

Naam:Sgr A*
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Categorie:ESOcast
Quasars and Black Holes

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