Compass and Scale Image for Milky Way Center

Compass and Scale Image for Milky Way Center

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News release ID: STScI-2016-11
Release Date: Mar 31, 2016
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This annotated, infrared image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the scale of the galactic core. The locator mark in the middle designates the galaxy's nucleus, which is home to a central, supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* (pronounced Sagittarius A-star).


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Milky Way, Milky Way Center

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Acknowledgment: T. Do and A. Ghez (UCLA), and V. Bajaj (STScI)