MONSTER OF THE MILKY WAY
A Supermassive Black Hole
With the help of astronomical images, computer graphics, and interviews with prominent astrophysicists, NOVA leads viewers on a search for the center of our galaxy—and a journey into scientists’ understanding of what black holes are, how black holes function, and why scientists share an ever-strengthening conviction that a black hole inhabits the galactic center. DVD extras include lesson plans. Grades 7 and up. Closed captioned. Color. 56 minutes. WGBH. ©2006.
“Forget the ghosts, goblins, vampires and boogeymen. Monster of the Milky Way tells a story that’s even scarier – because it’s true.”—Tribune Media Services
“Eye-catching computer-generated images.”—Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer
“In true NOVA fashion, the graphics, talking heads, and voiceover narration are both intriguing and demystifying.”—Blogcritics
“A thought-provoking program sure to appeal to anyone who has marveled at the insights of Tyson, Stephen Hawking, Kip Thorne, Brian Greene, and other popular explorers of astrophysical theories and discoveries, this is highly recommended.”—Video Librarian
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