Animation of objects orbiting the centre of the Milky Way

This animation shows not only the true motions of many stars orbiting the central black hole in the Milky Way but also the expected behaviour of a cloud of gas that is falling rapidly towards the black hole.

Credit:

ESO/MPE/M. Schartmann/L. Calçada

About the Video

Id:eso1151e
Release date:14 December 2011, 19:00
Related releases:eso1151
Duration:46s

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Type:• X - Quasars & Black Holes

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