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Sagittarius A* Cluster

This simulation shows the Sagittarius A* Cluster, as detailed in the Wikipedia article at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_A*_cluster

The simulation includes the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, together with 45 nearby stars which orbit the black hole with periods between 7 years and 3,600 years. The colors, luminosities, masses, and radii of the stars are only approximate.

The stars S62 and S4714 approach closest to the black hole, and as a consequence, show the greatest general relativistic precession.

You can run the simulation to see how the stars move. Since different computers run at different speeds, you may need to edit the evolution time step to get the simulation to run at an acceptable rate.



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