The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is only clearly visible to radio telescopes. The supermassive black hole in its core is glaring in radio waves, surrounded by the smokerings of supernova remnants and the arcs of material caught in the core’s strong magnetic fields. This gigantic image was pieced together by multiple observations taken by the Very Large Array (VLA).
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; Adam Ginsburg and John Bally (Univ of Colorado - Boulder), Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (Northwestern), Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey team; GLIMPSE II team
|Telescope||Spitzer Space Observatory's Infrared Array Camera; VLA; Caltech Submillimeter Observatory|
|Band||B; L; -|
|Date||Thu Mar 16 11:58:44 EDT 2017; -; -|
|Center||RA: 17:45:40.04, Dec: -29:00:28.17|
Categories:Black Holes Galaxies
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