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:
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.
About the Video
|Release date:||16 April 2020, 09:00|
|Duration:||01 m 24 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole|
Quasars and Black Holes