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Northwestern University

G2's Encounter with Sgr A*

Caption: A simulation of the gas cloud G2's encounter with the supermassive black hole Sgr A*. The blue lines mark the orbits of the so-called "S" stars that are in close orbits around the black hole.

Credit: Image by ESO/MPE/Marc Schartmann

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