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The hunt for a supermassive black hole: Andrea Ghez on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

With new data from the Keck telescopes, Andrea Ghez shows how state-of-the-art adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand the universe’s most mysterious objects — black holes. She shares evidence that a supermassive black hole may be lurking at the center of the Milky Way. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:26)

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