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.

Credit:

ESO

About the Video

Id:eso0846h
Release date:10 December 2008
Related releases:eso0846
Duration:41s

About the Object

Type:• X - Quasars & Black Holes

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