Video from ESOcast 219 Light: Star Dance Around Supermassive Black Hole. Video has been realized on observations of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. You can see a star “dancing around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way”. Astronomers and astrophysics have discovered that “the star’s orbit is shaped like a rosette and not like an ellipse”. Video is also available in 4K UHD format. Link ESO.

Credits, from official website ESO:
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Caitlyn Buongiorno, Stephanie Rowlands and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: John Stanford – Deep Space (
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada and Daniele Gasparri (
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.