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galactic center

(galactic core)
(region at the middle of the Milky Way)

The galactic center (or galactic core) is the middle of the Milky Way, which is 7.6 to 8.7 kpc distant in the direction of Sagittarius. Dust obscures observation, but a supermassive black hole (known as Sagittarius A*) has been discerned.

Surrounding the galactic center is the galactic bulge, about 30 kpc across (though elongated).


(Milky Way,galaxy nucleus)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Center
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~08.10kpc26.4klygalactic center
Coordinates:galactic center
J174540.04-290028.1

Referenced by:
galactic anticenter
Anticenter Shell
apsis
astronomical quantities
astronomical unit (AU)
Baade's Window
bulge
carbon planet
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
galactic coordinate system (GCS)
galactic plane
galactic tide
Gould's Belt
hypervelocity star (HVS)
kinematic distance
local standard of rest (LSR)
Oort constants
scale height (H)
solar circle
Sun

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