The US space agency, NASA, recently published a stunning and bright image of the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, to which our solar system belongs.
The American space agency, NASA, recently published a stunning and bright image of the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, to which our solar system belongs. by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
The observatory worked to capture billions of stars, as well as an infinite number of black holes in the center or what is known as the heart of the Milky Way.
In addition, a radio telescope located in South Africa contributed to this stunning image of the Milky Way.
And astronomer Daniel Wang, a researcher at the University of “Massachusetts Amherst”, explained that he spent a whole factor of working on this image, while he was stuck at home due to the Corona epidemic.
The heart of the Milky Way has been likened to “Downtown” because it appears to be the most radiant and luminous.
The researcher pointed out that the image presents an energy ecosystem in the center of the galaxy, because it includes a variety of supernovae, black holes and neutron stars.
He stated that the center of the galaxy often plays a very important role, because it directly affects the way it develops.
Scientists estimate that this massive and bright energy center is located 26,000 light-years away from Earth.
But knowing what is going on in the center of the Milky Way is still somewhat impossible, even if scientists used an advanced observatory such as “Chandra” and the reason is the distance from the Earth.
The Chandra telescope was originally designed to monitor emissions from extremely hot regions of the universe, such as supernovae, galaxy clusters and the matter surrounding black holes.
Since the Earth’s atmosphere absorbs X-rays, the “Chandra” telescope has to rotate above this level, by performing its role at an altitude of 139,000 km.