Captured by the European Southern Observatory, the star orbits the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.
It's a beautiful day when a genius's prediction is confirmed, and today is such a day. A star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has just demonstrated Albert Einstein's prediction of general relativity is correct.
Captured by the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) over decades, the single star named S2 is seen to loop around and around the supermassive black hole in a spirograph way known as Schwarzschild precession.
The research was published in Astronomy & Astrophysics.
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