A Journey to the Center of the Milky Way

Posted by on July 28, 2012
Last Updated: July 16, 2017
The Center of The Galaxy

Humans once thought Earth was at the center of the universe.

Oh, how wrong we were.

“This zoom sequence starts with a view of the Milky Way. We zoom in towards the crowded central region, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). By shifting to an infrared view we see through the dusty clouds in this direction and get a close up view of the objects orbiting the supermassive black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way.

The final views show the motion of a newly-discovered gas cloud that is falling rapidly towards the central black hole.”

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.