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Chandra Zoom: Galactic Center

Zoom into the image of Galactic Center and see all it's details up close and personal. Use the slider bar to zoom in close or zoom out and see the bigger picture.

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Galactic Center
Data from NASA's Great Observatories has been combined to produce this unprecedented image of the central region of the Milky Way. Near-infrared light from Hubble (yellow) outlines energetic regions where stars are being born. Infrared data from Spitzer (red) show glowing clouds of dust containing complex structures. And, X-rays from Chandra (blue and violet) reveal gas heated to millions of degrees by stellar explosion and outflows from the Galaxy’s supermassive black hole.

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