Black Hole Apocalypse | Observing the Center of the Milky Way

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Scientists know about a super massive black hole, more than four million times the mass of the sun, at the center of the galaxy. As one part of a video series, astronomers explain this discovery and the many tools used to confirm it. Scholars see the collaboration of scientists from different agencies, areas, and countries.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before the video, discuss the possibility the Milky Way has a super massive black hole in the middle
  • Create a 3-D model of the orbit pattern at 4:02 in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of black holes, the Milky Way galaxy, and orbits
Pros

  • Developed in collaboration with experts from NASA, European Southern Observatory, Keck Observatory, NOVA, and PBS
  • Integrates with Google Classrooms
Cons

  • None
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