UCLA Galactic Center Group Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
UCLA Galactic Center Group
Description:
The Andrea Ghez group at UCLA produced this image of our galaxy's center, showing stars tightly orbiting an object determined to be a black hole with a mass of 3.7 million suns. For more on this image and and how it was made, see UCLA Galactic Center Group and Stellar Orbits in the Central Arcsec. Don't miss this animation of the motion of these stars.
Image:
These images/animations were created by Prof. Andrea Ghez and her research team at UCLA and are from data sets obtained with the W. M. Keck Telescopes; <a href="http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~ghezgroup/gc/pictures/orbitsOverImage06.shtml" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/orbit_lg.jpg " target="_blank">larger image</a>
These images/animations were created by Prof. Andrea Ghez and her research team at UCLA and are from data sets obtained with the W. M. Keck Telescopes; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/orbit_lg.jpg
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January 1, 2008 - January 16, 2008