2nd October 2019


What is at the center of the Milky Way galaxy?

The complex astronomical radio source Sagittarius A appears to be located almost exactly at the Galactic Center (approx. 18 hrs, −29 deg), and contains an intense compact radio source, Sagittarius A*, which coincides with a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

What is the light at the center of the galaxy?

The supermassive black hole has a radius of 41 light seconds. the entire galaxy has a radius of 100000 lightyears, or ~3,153,600,000,000 light seconds. The black hole is miniscule in comparison, and would not be visible. The reason you see the bright spot in the center is that the star density is much higher there.

What lies at the center of the galaxy?

At its center, surrounded by 200-400 billion stars and undetectable to the human eye and by direct measurements, lies a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*, or Sgr A* for short. A supermassive black hole is the largest type of black hole in a galaxy, with a mass millions of times that of our sun .
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