The Monster Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy
January 25, 2017
Dr. Andrea Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles)
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By measuring the rapid orbits of the stars near the center of our galaxy, Dr. Ghez and her colleagues have moved the case for a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way from a possibility to a certainty. She reports on her pioneering observations and discusses some of the surprising results this work has led to.