The Milky Way�s Black Hole by 9aXbLp

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									   The Milky Way’s Black Hole

• Our visible light
  view of the
  galactic center is
  obscured.
• Sagittarius A.
 Radio Image Of Galactic Center

• Radio source
  Sagittarius A
  marks the
  location of the
  radio energy
  being emitted
  by the black
  hole.
       X Ray Image Of The Galactic
                 Center
• Lobes of hot gas
  are heated to
  millions of
  degrees by the
  radiation
  spewing from
  the black hole.
• The sheer number     Detail
  of X-ray sources
  near the
  supermassive
  black hole
  suggests that
  many of the stars
  in this region are
  binary star
  systems with
  black hole/
  neutron star
  companions.
• Radio       Moving In…
  image,
  then x-
  ray, and
  then
  infrared.
              Infrared Image

• Note the scale. This
  is area at the exact
  center.
• Sagittarius A*
  located.
                   S0-2’s Orbit
• Only
  possibility is
  a ~4 million
  solar mass
  black hole.
               Other Stars Nearby

• SO-16, in
  particular, shows
  the presence of a
  ~4 million solar
  mass black hole.
• Animation.

								
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