The NASA released a new picture of the turbulent and super-energized core of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
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The photograph combines 370 images taken by the Chandra orbital X-ray observatory, and describes billions of stars and countless black holes in the heart of the Milky Way.
A radio telescope in South Africa contributed to the image contrast.
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Astronomer Daniel Wang of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus, said Friday that he worked for a year on the image during his home confinement from the pandemic.
“What we see in the panorama is a turbulent or energetic ecosystem at the center of our galaxy,” Wang said in an email. “There are numerous supernova remnants, black holes, and neutron stars there. Each point or element of X-rays represents an energy source, most of which are in the center ”.
This high-intensity, high-energy center of the galaxy is located 26,000 light-years from Earth.
Wang’s work was published in the June issue of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Monthly Notices.
Chandra was launched into space in 1999 and orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit.
With AP information