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Video Evidence of Super Massive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

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posted on May, 30 2007 @ 11:51 AM
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This is video evidence of the super massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way by ESO in 2002

a mass of about 3 million times that of the Sun is concentrated within a radius of only 10 light-days of the compact radio and X-ray source Sagittarius A at the center of the star cluster.

This is a video of a star S2 WHIPPING around the object

pretty cool and its moving extremely fast.


www.eso.org...



posted on May, 30 2007 @ 11:52 AM
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sorry here is the original news link

www.eso.org...-02-02

"When we included the latest NACO data in our analysis in May 2002, we could not believe our eyes. The star S2 , which is the one currently closest to SgrA*, had just performed a rapid swing-by near the radio source. We suddenly realised that we were actually witnessing the motion of a star in orbit around the central black hole, taking it incredibly close to that mysterious object" , says a very happy Thomas Ott , who is now working in the MPE team on his PhD thesis.


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posted on May, 30 2007 @ 12:34 PM
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Amazing!

I've watched the video a few times now, and that is still all I really have to say.



posted on May, 30 2007 @ 01:48 PM
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COOL!


To bad its not longer....



posted on May, 30 2007 @ 04:08 PM
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That's really interesting. So when the star sort of accelerates upwards it's being pulled by the black holes gravital force?

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posted on May, 30 2007 @ 04:13 PM
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Do you have a direct link for the video? Won't play on my computer for some reason, and I really want to see this!



posted on May, 30 2007 @ 08:22 PM
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Try to use the url the video is being played at with Windows Media Player. Just use the option "opene URL" in WMP.



posted on May, 30 2007 @ 08:39 PM
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Excellent video!

I saw a similar one in the program "Supermassive Black Holes" program on the Science Channel. If you can catch an enchore presentation, I highly recommend it.

They explained how this video was actually made from individual photographs taken over ten years. You can see the date in the upper left corner and uses something like a star date format from Star Trek. Talk about a long term project.

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posted on May, 30 2007 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by AcesInTheHole
Do you have a direct link for the video? Won't play on my computer for some reason, and I really want to see this!

hit the button on the bottom of the page on the left.
It is a direct link but you must agree first at the bottom


here is some more information from the ESO page Surfing a Black Hole

Surfing a Black Hole

Ten years of painstaking measurements have been crowned by a series of unique images obtained by the Adaptive Optics (AO) NAOS-CONICA (NACO) instrument [3] on the 8.2-m VLT YEPUN telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory. It turns out that earlier this year the star approached the central Black Hole to within 17 light-hours - only three times the distance between the Sun and planet Pluto - while travelling at no less than 5000 km/sec .
www.eso.org...




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posted on May, 30 2007 @ 09:46 PM
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Here is a link to the Science Channel Supermassive black hole show -

www.youtube.com...




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