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TMT Will Take Discoveries of Stars Orbiting the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole to the Next Level


October 4, 2012

two W. M. Keck Telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii Researchers have discovered a star that whips around the giant black hole at the center of our galaxy in record time, completing an orbit every 11.5 years. The finding, appearing today in the journal Science, points ahead to groundbreaking experiments involving Einstein's general theory of relativity. Those tests will be fully enabled by the Thirty Meter Telescope, slated to begin observations next decade. Full Story

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