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.

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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.


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 (
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada and Daniele Gasparri (
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

A proposito del video

Data di rilascio:Giovedì 16 Aprile 2020 09:00
Notizie relative:eso2006
Durata:01 m 24 s
Frame rate:25 fps

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:Sgr A*
Tipo:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Quasars and Black Holes

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