Published the most detailed picture of the Milky Way center

The network has details from all ever made image of the center of the Milky Way.
9-gigapixel photo was published by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory, who received it with a telescope VISTA, located in the Atacama Desert (Chile).

Recall that the four-meter telescope has a mirror and can "see" in the infrared range, and so was able to get a clear picture of 84 million stars, as in visible light much of it is hidden cosmic dust.

Photo sizes amount to 108 200 x 81 500 pixels. This - the most detailed to date chart of the light distribution center of the Milky
Ways in color and brightness. Astronomers believe that this distribution is important for understanding the mechanisms of evolution of stars that are in spiral galaxies.


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