supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way – ESOcast

18 04 2011

Just sharing this from the ESOcast ESOcast Episode 2: Unprecedented 16-year long study tracks stars orbiting Milky Way black hole In this second episode of the ESOcast Dr. J takes us to the centre of the Milky Way to talk about a supermassive black hole there located. We will hear from two scientists involved in an unprecedented 16-year long study, which used several of ESO’s flagship telescopes to produce the most detailed view ever of the surroundings of the monster lurking at our Galaxy’s heart. How were the hidden secrets of this tumultuous region unravelled? Watch this ESOcast and find out. Credit: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada and Herbert Zodet. Host: Dr. J. Footage and photos: ESO/ R.Genzel and S. Gillessen. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Web Hosting: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) Credit: ESO/ R.Genzel and S. Gillessen http://www.eso.org
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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18 04 2011
coldarc

its an animation of mathermatical permutations. its not observed. nothing happens in 50 days. does time dilation ring a bell? this is just another more complicated form of epicycles. i taught they stopped believing in epicycles long ago but i guess im wrong and that they just moved the concept from motion of planets to motion of stars. the stars are acutally moving with the galactic center and not around it. they move in clusters that folllow the spiral arms.

18 04 2011
1981z28camaro

lol, true 🙂

18 04 2011
wiseye61

@1981z28camaro
They’re trying to appeal to the masses, give them a break 😛

18 04 2011
Edubbplate

The picture of the stars moving looks like bacteria in a miscroscope. Maybe we’re all in a miscrope.

18 04 2011
jaiparcuz

Very interesting !!

18 04 2011
1981z28camaro

scripted much? lol




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