Space Swoon: Check out the Milky Way’s Galactic Center! Get off this wild planet, but for a moment!

nasa milky way galactic center

NASA has dropped a gorgeous view of the Milky Way’s galactic center. It’s just enough to get away for a moment from the global pandemic. To bask in some glorious cosmic perspective, you know?

Hit the jump to check it out in its full glory.


The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects, including a supermassive black hole weighing about 4 million times the mass of the Sun (called Sagittarius A*), clouds of gas at temperatures of millions of degrees, neutron stars and white dwarf stars tearing material from companion stars and beautiful tendrils of radio emission.