Compass/Scale annotated image of the centre of the Milky Way

A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy, courtesy of Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC and STScI

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0928f
Type:Collage
Release date:10 November 2009, 17:00
Size:3000 x 1500 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Center, Sagittarius
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Distance:25000 light years

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.7 MB
Screensize JPEG
287.2 KB

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
X-ray Chandra
ACIS
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
InfraredSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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