Friday, 17 April 2020


Via Slashdot, we are learning that the complex, spirograph orbit of a star waltzing with the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, charted for over three decades by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) array, confirms another aspect of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (see previously), the Two-Body problem specifically, in the way the precariously placed star’s path inscribes a rosette, called a Schwarzschild precession, as the theory predicted—rather than an elliptical one as classical mechanics projects.