NASA has posted a cool new photo of the Milky Way center on its website. Daniel Wang, an astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, worked on this image for an entire year during the pandemic that forced him to work from home.
The image, compiled from 370 observations of the Chandra X-ray astronomical moon over the past two decades, depicts billions of stars and countless black holes at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
A radio telescope in South Africa also contributed to the recording.
Daniel Wang, an astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, said he worked on this image for a year at the time of the pandemic, forcing him to work from home.
Pictured is a fierce or active ecosystem in the middle of our galaxy with many remnants of supernovae, black holes and neutron stars. Wang explained. Every point or feature of the X-ray is a source of energy, and most of it is in the center.
This noisy, high-energy center of the galaxy is about 26,000 light-years away.
The Chandra satellite orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit with a Earth distance of 133,000 km above the Earth’s surface (More than a third of the distance from Earth to the Moon), the center of the Earth has an altitude of 16,000 km. The satellite is powered by two solar panels, the width of the satellite is 19.5 meters.
Recent observations have also revealed interstellar features in the past Here Published study.
(MTI / AP / Origó)