Galaxies really are organised around ‘black holes’

The central parts of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, as observed in the near-infrared with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large TelescopeThis morning, the BBC reported the results of a 16 year study at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. By tracking the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, astronomers have confirmed that there really is a super-massive black hole at the heart of the galaxy.

This is not so surprising, but still, I ask myself, what could this tell me about the way a human being is organised?

Update 07-01-09:  Scientists now report that they think that the black holes at the centre of each galaxy form before the galaxy. Duh!

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~ by scalambra on December 10, 2008.

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