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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide:
Milky Way
Chandra Images by Category: Milky Way Galaxy

-Images related to the Galactic Center and other features of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy.

13 Nov 14
The Milky Way's supermassive black hole, about 26,000 light years from Earth.
20 Nov 13
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way
24 Oct 13
The supermassive black hole about 26,000 light years from Earth at the center of the Milky Way
29 Aug 13
The supermassive black hole located 26,000 light years from Earth in the center of the Milky Way.
08 Feb 12
Illustration of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
05 Jan 10
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
10 Nov 09
The core of the Milky Way at a distance of some 26,000 light years from Earth.
22 Sep 09
A 400 by 900 light-year mosaic of images located about 26,000 light years from Earth.
29 Apr 09
A ridge-like structure near the center of the Milky Way of X-ray emission discovered by earlier telescopes.
16 Apr 08
Clouds of gas near the central black hole brightened and faded quickly in X-ray light.
10 Jan 07
X-rays bounced off gas clouds near the Milky Way's supermassive black hole.
19 Jul 06
This Chandra X-ray image of the Galactic Center shows three massive star clusters near Sagittarius A*.
13 Oct 05
Chandra's image of the Galactic Center has provided evidence for a new and unexpected way for stars to form.
10 Jan 05
The central region of the Milky Way, about 25,000 light years from Earth.
23 Dec 04
A star cluster in the direction of the Galactic Center.
23 Dec 04
A star cluster in the direction of the Galactic Center.
23 Dec 04
A star cluster in the direction of the Galactic Center.
28 Jul 04
A dense young star cluster about 26,000 light years from Earth.
13 Jun 04
A 130 light year region in the center of the Milky Way.
06 Jan 03
This image of Sgr A* was made from the longest X-ray exposure of that region to date.
09 Jan 02
A 400 by 900 light-year mosaic of images located about 25,000 light years from Earth.
09 Jan 02
Observations of a region of the Galactic Center found an X-ray filament and cloud.
05 Sep 01
A compact radio source in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy thought to be a supermassive black hole.
09 Aug 01
A portion of the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Scutum.
06 Jun 01
This composite image shows an envelope of 60-million-degree gas around the Arches cluster.
01 Feb 01
Supernova remnant Sagittarius A East.
14 Jan 00
The innermost 10 light years at the center of our galaxy.