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Studies using powerful radio and infrared telescopes have indicated a very strong gravitational force originating at the very center of the Milky Way. It is theorized that there is a black hole there which is generating this force.


The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC.

StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
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StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman

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