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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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 (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada and Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.