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Old Tue, Jun-01-2010, 07:11:12 PM   #21
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This video shows the orbits of a group of stars extremely close to the center of our galaxy, whipping around an object that is so massive, yet so compact, that it can only be a black hole. This is some of the best evidence for the existence of black holes.

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The closest star next to our star (sun):

Proxima Centauri (Latin proxima: meaning 'next to' or 'nearest to')[9] is a red dwarf star approximately 4.2 light-years (3.97 1013 km) distant in the constellation of Centaurus. It was discovered in 1915 by Robert Innes, the Director of the Union Observatory in South Africa. The star is the nearest star to the Sun.[8] Its distance to the second and third nearest star, which form the binary star Alpha Centauri, is only 0.21 ly (15,000 700 astronomical units [AU]).[10]
As noted above, the closest star to us is a little over 4 light-years away, and demonstrates a fairly typical star distribution in space. However, if you lived in a Globular Cluster - huge spherical births of millions of stars being formed - it would be a very different story. There, star density can reach thousands of stars per cubic light-year. If you were to live in the center of a globular cluster such as below, looking up at the 'night' sky would be quite the sight, with hundreds of stars shining as brightly as the full moon and tens of thousands of others visible.

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Blowing my mind Phil.
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Blowing my mind Phil.
Just warming up....

The Millennium Simulation.... watch it the whole way through for the zoom-out.

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