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This Is What The Centre Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

Simply stunning.

04/04/2016 15:27 | Updated 04 April 2016

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the heart of the Milky Way to unveil a breathtaking view of more than half a million stars. 

This is the most massive and densest stellar cluster in our galaxy and it's located 27,000 light-years away.

It also surrounds a supermassive black hole about four million times the mass of our sun.

This particular region is so packed with stars that it is equivalent to having a million suns crammed into the volume of space between us and our closest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, 4.3 light-years away.

Darker regions in this image represent really dense clouds that Hubble's infrared could not penetrate.

If you're finding it hard to find your way around this image, the Hubble team have also unveiled an annotated version of this stunning view. 

The image is a composite of several exposures captured by an imager aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

 

 

 

 

 

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