THE INFLUENCE OF GAS DYNAMICS ON MEASURING THE PROPERTIES OF THE BLACK HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THE MILKY WAY WITH STELLAR ORBITS AND PULSARS

@article{Psaltis2012THEIO,
  title={THE INFLUENCE OF GAS DYNAMICS ON MEASURING THE PROPERTIES OF THE BLACK HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THE MILKY WAY WITH STELLAR ORBITS AND PULSARS},
  author={Dimitrios Psaltis},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={759},
  pages={130}
}
  • D. Psaltis
  • Published 30 November 2011
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Observations of stars and pulsars orbiting the black hole in the center of the Milky Way offer the potential of measuring not only the mass of the black hole but also its spin and quadrupole moment, thereby providing observational verification of the no-hair theorem. The relativistic effects that will allow us to measure these higher moments of the gravitational field, however, are very small and may be masked by drag forces that stars and pulsars experience orbiting within the hot, tenuous… Expand
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