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Stars spotted dancing superfast tango around black hole handbag

Astroboffins have found a star whipping around our galaxy's central supermassive black hole so fast that it completes a circuit in just 11.5 years, which could help test Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. The orbit is the shortest known orbit of any star near a black hole, taking the star close enough to help figure out if Einstein was right in his predictions of how black holes warp space and time. The star, known as S0-102, is in a group of stars near the centre of the Milky Way but it's only the second star with an orbit of less than 20 years. The other, S0-2, goes round every 16 years. "I'm extremely pleased to find two stars that orbit our galaxy's supermassive black hole in much less than a human lifetime," Andrea Ghez, leader of the discovery team said. Most of the stars have orbits of 60 years or longer and two short orbit stars are needed for the boffins' cal...

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/08/star_tests_relati...

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