A Full Orbit of the Star S2 (without annotations)

For one of the central stars, called S2, the astronomers were able to follow its complete 15 year long orbit! The star approached the black hole to within one light-day – this is only about five times the distance between the planet Neptune and the Sun.

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Publicatiedatum:10 december 2008
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