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This page, from the Andrea Ghez group at UCLA, provides a description of the group's work in characterizing the center of the galaxy and the supermassive black hole believed to reside there.  The site presents "Journey to the Center of the Galaxy," with progressively zoomed-in views and a series of images made of the central region in different wavelengths.  A diagram of the orbits of the closest-in central stars is also included along with an animation showing their motion.
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- Milky Way
= Galactic Center
- Stars
= Black Holes
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
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Keywords: Milky Way, black hole, galaxy, orbit, research, stars
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 19, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Dec 20, 2007 by Ed Lee
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November 9, 2007
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UCLA Galactic Center Group (UCLA, Los Angeles), <>.
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UCLA Galactic Center Group. (2007, November 9). Retrieved June 21, 2024, from UCLA:
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UCLA. UCLA Galactic Center Group. Los Angeles: UCLA, November 9, 2007. (accessed 21 June 2024).
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UCLA Galactic Center Group. Los Angeles: UCLA. 9 Nov. 2007. 21 June 2024 <>.
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