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Studying about our galactic centre is probably one of the most fantastic and most interesting parts of astronomy and astrophysics. It tells us the story of star formation, galaxy behaviour and general astronomical development. With the understanding of the development and the behaviour of galaxies like ourselves we could maybe even understand more about the fact if Earth and life is just a insane coincidence in the universe our if it is a frequent event.
When talking about the Milky Ways centre specifically we can see that it contains an exotic collection of objects, including a supermassive black hole about 4 million times the mass of our sun (Sagittarius A*). It also holds clouds of temperatures of millions of degrees, neutron stars and white dwarf stars tearing material from companion stars and beautiful tendrils of radio emission.
📸: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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