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is not through with black holes. Everyone wants to know about black
holes, and she has a lot of time ahead of her to chase them -- "People
do astronomy for a long time," she says. "We have two octogenarians
in our department, Lawrence Bauer and Dan Popper, and both are still
very much at work." Her next step is to look beyond their velocity
to measure acceleration.
will help us to determine, we hope, the precise location of the
black hole," she explains. "It'll take about two years."
what does Ghez, surrounded in her office by her Mapplethorpe, her
fan letters and freshman physics tests, really feel about a place
like the universe?
have no idea," she says. Then she laughs: "It's big!"