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B General Relativity Aces a Test at Supermassive Black Hole

  1. Jun 15, 2017 #1
    General relativity passes test at Milky Way’s central black hole

    by Ken Croswell

    For the first time, astronomers use stars orbiting a supermassive black hole to test Einstein's general theory of relativity, finding no sign of a fifth fundamental force.

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  3. Jun 16, 2017 #2

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    S-02 will change its radial velocity by ~5000 km/s within 1-2 months in spring 2018, and relativistic corrections contribute ~100 km/s to it.
     
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