New Proof of Galactic Black Hole

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A group of very patient astronomers reports new evidence that an immense black hole lives at the center of Earth's galaxy. The team has been watching a handful of stars at the center of the Milky Way for a decade — waiting for a telltale sign that they're in orbit around a black hole. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

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