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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
consultant: Shep Doeleman
written by Carolyn Collins-Petersen
This is a podcast audio presentation that highlights a new discovery in measuring the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Shep Doeleman from MIT's Haystack Observatory explains the groundbreaking technique that allowed scientists to measure the accretion disk around the black hole, known as Sagittarius A. The podcast may be downloaded as an mp3 file or as a pdf document. Background information on black holes is also provided, plus links to related web sites.

This resource is one episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines a web-based monthly periodical that features short interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science. All episodes are narrated by renowned scientists, who explain the phenomenon and why its discovery is significant.

This resource is developed, published, and maintained by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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Astronomy
- Instrumentation
= Radio Astronomy
- Stars
= Black Holes
Relativity
- General Relativity
= Black Holes
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- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
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- Reference Material
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Haystack Observatory, astronomy interviews, black hole measurement, black hole podcast, interviews, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide
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Metadata instance created March 1, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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C. Collins-Petersen, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2010), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH05.html).
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C. Collins-Petersen, Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Measuring the Black Hole, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2010), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH05.html>.
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Collins-Petersen, C. (2010, January 31). Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Measuring the Black Hole. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH05.html
Chicago Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Measuring the Black Hole. Edited by Andrew Fraknoi. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, January 31, 2010. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH05.html (accessed 30 September 2014).
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Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Measuring the Black Hole. Ed. Fraknoi, Andrew. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2010. 31 Jan. 2010. 30 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH05.html>.
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