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Milky Way’s Center Will Be Revealed by NASA’s Webb Telescope

9 Oct 2019, 14:00 UTC
Milky Way’s Center Will Be Revealed by NASA’s Webb Telescope NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Stolovy (Spitzer Science Center/Caltech)

The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our Sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping around it at breakneck speeds. This extreme environment is bathed in intense ultraviolet light and X-ray radiation. Yet much of this activity is hidden from our view, obscured by vast swaths of interstellar dust.

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