Evidence for a black hole from high rotation velocities in a sub-parsec region of NGC4258

@article{Miyoshi1995EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a black hole from high rotation velocities in a sub-parsec region of NGC4258},
  author={M. Miyoshi and J. Moran and J. Herrnstein and L. Greenhill and N. Nakai and P. Diamond and M. Inoue},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={373},
  pages={127-129}
}
  • M. Miyoshi, J. Moran, +4 authors M. Inoue
  • Published 1995
  • Physics
  • Nature
  • MANY galaxies are thought to contain massive black holes— exceeding ten million solar masses—at their centres1,2, but firm observational evidence has proved to be surprisingly elusive. The best evidence comes from observing gas or stars rotating rapidly within a small region around a central body. If the observed velocities are due solely to the gravitational force of the central body—as in the Solar System-then the mass of the central body can be readily calculated. Here we present… CONTINUE READING
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