Stars orbiting the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

This time-lapse video from the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile shows stars orbiting the supermassive black hole that lies at the heart of the Milky Way over a period of nearly 20 years.

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Release date:26 July 2018, 14:00
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Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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