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Stars moving around the black hole Sag A*: these images were taken between March and July 2021 and show stars orbiting very close to Sagittarius A*. During the observations, one of these stars, S29, reached its closest approach to this supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way; the distance was 13 billion kilometres, which is just 90 times the distance between the Sun and Earth. In addition, the researchers discovered another star, S300, with the Gravity Instrument at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI).

Deep View of Supermassive Blackhole Sag A* at the centre of Milky Way

Here is a Deep View of Supermassive Blackhole Sag A* at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists also saw new stars whizzing around it.

Images of the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) are overlaid on a map of the surrounding galactic halo. The smaller structure is a wake created by the LMC’s motion through this region. The larger light-blue feature corresponds to a high density of stars observed in the northern hemisphere of our galaxy. Credits: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/Conroy et. al. 2021

All Sky Map of Milky Way’s Halo l NASA l ESA l Galaxy

NASA & ESA have created an All Sky Map of Milky Way's Halo. Our Galaxy is orbited by dwarf galaxy Large Magellenic Cloud & has dark matter in outer edges. Look at this amazing image!

Arp 299 Two galaxies are merging. Image by Chandra Xray Observatory

Image of a Pair of Colliding Galaxies by Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image by Chandra X-ray Space Observatory of Arp 299, a system where a pair of galaxies are colliding 140 million light years from Earth.

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