I am always amazed at the ability of great scientific minds to envision the power of this universe without ever having traveled to see the phenomenon in person. The elegance of mathematics, the rational interpretation of evidence, the well throughout conclusions all add up to visions of powerful forces and processes too large for us to gaze upon even if we could travel to their presence.
NOVA has created an awesome program describing the blackhole at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. It’s a fabulous production telling a wondrous story of the great, dark, vacuum-cleaner which lies at the galactic center.
Its discovery, and the further exploration of this gigantic “object” is richly presented in NOVA|Monster of the Milky Way. You can watch it in segments online.
Explore. Enjoy. Be Amazed.