Many theories for the formation of massive black holes in galactic nuclei predict that the stellar motions should be anisotropic within the radius of influence of the black hole. We report tentative evidence for such an effect in M87.

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific 116 (1997) 91 "The Nature of Elliptical Galaxies," Proceedings of the Second Stromlo Symposium. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. Held at the Australian Academy of Science: Canberra, Australia: 26-30 August 1996||Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/9610114 v1 15 Oct 1996 AND Rutgers Astrophysics Preprint Series No. 196 ISBN: 188-67-3336-8Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Proceeding

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School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)


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