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Andrea Ghez:
The hunt for a supermassive black hole

TEDGlobal 2009 · 16:26 · Filmed Jul 2009
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With new data from the Keck telescopes, Andrea Ghez shows how state-of-the-art adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand our 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.

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Andrea Ghez is a stargazing detective, tracking the visible and invisible forces lurking in the vastness of interstellar space. Full bio
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