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The Galactic Center: A Nice Place to Visit — But You Wouldn’t Want to Live There

  • Antony A. Stark
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 144)

Abstract

Astronomical observations of the galactic center region show a deep gravitational potential well that is partially filled with dense gas. Gas at the very center is less dense and in a peculiar ionization state. This unstable situation probably results in bursts of lethal radiation every few million years.

Keywords

Black Hole Star Formation Gravitational Potential Massive Star Radio Galaxy 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony A. Stark
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA

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