Milky Way center captured in multi band
Credits: NASA, ESA, CXC, SSC and STScI
The infrared image from Spitzer, the near-infrared image from Hubble, and the X-ray image from Chandra were captured at the center of the galaxy at multiple wavelengths.
Our sun and solar system are located in a flat galaxy. If we compare the plane scale model of the Milky Way to a DVD, the central bulge is a table tennis ball. We can only see very narrow areas at night when the earth is dark enough.
The center of the Milky Way is about 26,000 light-years away. There are millions of black holes of our solar mass surrounded by very dense stars and bright clouds. The innermost part of the Milky Way is nearly a million times denser than where we are.
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