The Evolving Universe

Smithsonian Institution

Galactic Center region

GC3 image

Credit: NASA/CXC/JPL-Caltech/UMass

Observers: Dan Wang (X-ray/Opt), Sue Stolovy (IR)

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  • Distance from Earth: 26,000 light years
  • Size: 240 light years
  • Telescope: Chandra,Hubble,Spitzer
  • Light: X-ray, Near Infrared and Infrared