The Galactic Center at Different Wavelengths Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
The Galactic Center at Different Wavelengths
Description:
You are looking at a radio image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy.  Many astronomers believe the bright object in the center is a black hole. For more on the image, see Sagittarius A. To find out what different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum reveal about the galactic center, see The Galactic Center at Different Wavelengths.

To see orbits of stars around the galactic center, check out this Physics to Go feature: UCLA Galactic Center Group.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.nrao.edu/index.php" target="_blank">NRAO</a>; <a href="http://images.nrao.edu/object/index.php?id=432" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Galactic-center.-Large-2-23.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NRAO; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Galactic-center.-Large-2-23.gif
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March 1, 2010 - March 16, 2010