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MEASURING DISTANCE AND PROPERTIES OF THE MILKY WAY'S CENTRAL SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE WITH STELLAR ORBITS
We report new precision measurements of the properties of our Galaxy's supermassive black hole. Based on astrometric (1995-2007) and radial velocity (RV; 2000-2007) measurements from the W. M. Keck
Chandra X-Ray Spectroscopic Imaging of Sagittarius A* and the Central Parsec of the Galaxy
We report the results of the first-epoch observation with the ACIS-I instrument on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the compact radio source associated with the supermassive
Stellar Orbits around the Galactic Center Black Hole
Wepresentnew diffraction-limitedimagesoftheGalacticcenter, obtainedwith theW.M.KeckI10mtelescope. Within0B4oftheGalaxy’scentraldarkmass,17proper-motionstars,withKmagnitudesrangingfrom 14.0to16.8,
The First Measurement of Spectral Lines in a Short-Period Star Bound to the Galaxy’s Central Black Hole: A Paradox of Youth
We have obtained the first detection of spectral absorption lines in one of the high-velocity stars in the vicinity of the Galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Both Brγ (2.1661 μm) and He I
THE GALACTIC CENTER ENVIRONMENT
▪ Abstract The central half kiloparsec region of our Galaxy harbors a variety of phenomena unique to the central environment. This review discusses the observed structure and activity of the
Rapid X-ray flaring from the direction of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre
TLDR
The discovery of rapid X-ray flaring from the direction of Sagittarius A* provides compelling evidence that the emission is coming from the accretion of gas onto a supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre.
High Proper-Motion Stars in the Vicinity of Sagittarius A*: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Over a 2 year period we have conducted a di†raction-limited imaging study at 2.2 km of the inner 6A ) 6A of the central stellar cluster of the Galaxy using the W. M. Keck 10 m telescope. The K-band
Hubble Space Telescope/NICMOS Observations of Massive Stellar Clusters near the Galactic Center
We report Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Near-Infrared Camera and Multiobject Spectrometer (NICMOS) observations of the Arches and Quintuplet clusters, two extraordinary young clusters near the
A DISK OF YOUNG STARS AT THE GALACTIC CENTER AS DETERMINED BY INDIVIDUAL STELLAR ORBITS
We present new proper motions from the 10 m Keck telescopes for a puzzling population of massive, young stars located within 3".5 (0.14 pc) of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. Our
Stellar Populations in the Central 0.5 pc of the Galaxy II: The Initial Mass Function
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way plays host to a massive, young cluster that may have formed in one of the most inhospitable environments in the Galaxy. We present new
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