A study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics agreed with the general theory of relativity put forward by Albert Einstein. For the very first time, a dancing star has been spotted going around the huge black hole located at the heart of the Milky Way. The study says that this finding re-establishes Einstein’s Relativity theory.
The orbit of this star, called S2, follows a rosette pattern, as witnessed by the astronomers from European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile’s Atacama Desert. While Newton’s gravitational theory suggests elliptical orbit, Einstein’s theory of relativity advocates this rosette shape.
Reinhard Genzel, director of Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany stated, “Einstein’s general relativity predicts that bound orbits of one object around another are not closed, as in Newtonian gravity, but precess forwards in the plane of motion,”.
The Physicist even conducted a program demonstrating the result. It took the initiative more than 30 years of dedicated effort to attain the measurements as precisely as possible.