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Artist’s impression of the whirlpool around a gigantic black hole
Detailed observations of the quasar 3C 273 with the GRAVITY instrument have revealled the structure of rapidly moving gas around the central super-massive black hole. Studying these black holes and determining their masses is an essential ingredient to understanding galaxy evolution in general. This video shows a zoom from an optical image of the quasar to an artist’s impression of the surroundings of a supermassive black (...)

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Grenoble Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics

The Grenoble Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics (IPAG), is one of the three major research units of the Grenoble Observatory (OSUG). IPAG is a joint laboratory of the National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy of CNRS (INSU) and of the Univ. Grenoble Alpes (UGA).

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Last publications

Skouteris, D., Balucani, N., Ceccarelli, C., Faginas Lago, N., Codella, C., Falcinelli, S., et al. (2019). Interstellar dimethyl ether gas-phase formation : a quantum chemistry and kinetics study. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, 3567. Shultz, M., Le Bouquin, J. - B., Rivinius, T., Wade, G. A., Kochukhov, O., Alecian, E., et al. (2019). NU Ori : a hierarchical triple system with a strongly magnetic B-type star. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, (...)

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