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Doppler Boosting of the S-stars in the Galactic Center

11 Feb 2021, 17:00 UTC
Doppler Boosting of the S-stars in the Galactic Center
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Roman R. Rafikov 2020 ApJL 905 L35
Calculations show that several of the S stars that orbit extremely close to the supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center experience relativistic Doppler boosting that increases their photometric variability by more than 6%.

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