Galactic Center

The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy. It is located at a distance of 8.33±0.35 kpc (~27,000±1,000 ly) from the Earth in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, and Scorpius where the Milky Way appears brightest. There is strong evidence that supports the existence of a supermassive black hole at the Galactic Center of the Milky Way.

Read more about Galactic CenterProof of Existence and Location, Distance To The Galactic Center and Bar, Supermassive Black Hole, Stellar Population

Other articles related to "galactic center, center, galactic":

Galactic Center - Stellar Population - Gallery
... The center of the Milky Way ... in the near-infrared with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope Infra-red image of the center of our Milky Way galaxy revealing a new population of massive stars ...
Great Sky River (novel) - Galactic Center Saga Series
... In the Ocean of Night (Galactic Center, #1) — published 1977 Across the Sea of Suns (Galactic Center, #2) — published 1984 Great Sky River (Galactic Center, #3) — published 1987 Tides ...
Galactic Center (disambiguation)
... Galactic Center may refer to Galactic Center, the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy The Galactic Center Saga, a series of books Bulge (astronomy), the center of ...
Rare Earth Hypothesis - Rare Earth's Requirements For Complex Life - The Right Location in The Right Kind of The Galaxy
... Those parts of a galaxy where complex life is possible make up the galactic habitable zone ... zone is primarily a function of distance from the galactic center ... X-ray and gamma ray radiation from the black hole at the galactic center, and from nearby neutron stars, becomes less intense ...

Famous quotes containing the words center and/or galactic:

    There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.
    Guy Debord (b. 1931)

    When the galactic sea was sucked
    And all the dry seabed unlocked,
    I sent my creature scouting on the globe,
    That globe itself of hair and bone....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)