START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Star Discovered Racing Around Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy: Crucial to Revealing Fabric of Space and Time


Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy and Physics, Andrea Ghez, UCLA, star discovered, S0-102, shortest known orbit, star orbits huge black hole, center of Milky Way, galaxy, Einstein, Theory of General Relativity, adaptic optics, space/time )

Judy
- 655 days ago - sciencedaily.com
UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years -- the shortest known orbit of any star near this black hole.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Sue Matheson (69)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:26 pm
interesting. thanks.
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 5:18 pm
very interesting thanks
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:35 am
I find this extremely interesting--unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough to understand much of it--but I still like to read about it!
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:47 am
Looking forward to what this reveals in the near future I hope :) Thanks Judy.
 

Sonia B. (0)
Friday October 5, 2012, 7:05 am
how interesting...could it shed new light on the mysteries of the universe...?
 

Brittany D. (28)
Friday October 5, 2012, 7:12 am
very interesting. Thank you.
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Friday October 5, 2012, 7:56 am
very interesting, please keep us posted...
 

Paul carter block (28)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:55 pm
Teresa Cowley (Friday October 5, 2012, 6:35 am): There are very few of us who can understand these wonders and most of us are not cut out to grasp such enormities. The important thing for us humans is to continue to be awed by the marvels of nature and never to give up admiring - and respecting - her beauty and complexity. As Arthur C Clarke said, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". And we all need a little magic in our lives.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday October 5, 2012, 3:04 pm
Interesting.
 

Bianca D. (85)
Friday October 5, 2012, 3:50 pm
Cool! Thanks Judy.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:48 pm
Noted & thanks for posting, Judy. I find this fascinating, too, although am not schooled in this subject. I really like learning the up-to-date info.
 

RosemaryRNoFwds HusbandHomeRecoverng (633)
Friday October 5, 2012, 8:45 pm
Judy thanks for posting this incredibly fascinating science news!
Like everyone here I don't know anythink about quantum science / physics ... way over my head; however that fact that finding
" two stars that orbit our galaxy's supermassive black hole in much less than a human lifetime," is really beyond exciting to me!
Bring it on!
 

Daphne Waisel (0)
Friday October 5, 2012, 9:12 pm
very interesting thanks
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:38 am
I can picture the SF writers leaping to their keyboards... the possibilities are mind-blowing.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:10 am
Amazing!
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:36 pm
ty
 

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 7:38 pm
The good news is the black hole is 26,000 light years away.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.