SO-2 Star in 2018 (image) University of California - Los Angeles Share Print E-Mail Caption A star known as S0-2 (the blue and green object in this artist's rendering) made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way in 2018. Andrea Ghez's research team conducted the most comprehensive test ever of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity near this enormous black hole. Einstein's theory of general relativity is the best description of how gravity works. Ghez and her team collected data at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Credit Nicolle R. Fuller/National Science Foundation Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.