Star makes closest approach to black hole in Milky Way
A star known as S0-2 (the blue and green object in this artist’s rendering) made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way in 2018.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants AST 1412615 and AST 1518273.]
Learn more in the NSF Research News story Astronomers see evidence of Einstein's theories in star orbiting massive black hole. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 7, 2020)
Credit: Nicolle R. Fuller, National Science Foundation
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