A Map Of The Central 50 Light Years Of The Milky Way

August 15th, 2011 | photography

A false-color composite image of the central 50 light-years of the Milky Way as seen for the first time in the entirely of the far infrared. Many of the previously-known structures in the region are labeled; the location of the black hole is labeled "SagA*," and the inner donut as "CND." Colder material is shown in red; warmer (but still relatively cold) in blue. Credit: NASA; ESA and M. Etxaluze

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