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Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy

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Streamed live on Mar 31, 2016

The center of the Milky Way galaxy contains a region packed with stars - millions of objects contained within a small volume such equivalent to that between the Sun and its closest neighbor Alpha Centauri, 4.3 light years away.

While the Sun is located in the less populated disk region of the galaxy, the Milky Way core contains a massive Nuclear Star Cluster, the most massive and densest stellar cluster in the galaxy. Located 27,000 light-years away, imagine what the night sky is like there!

Find out how this dense region is being unveiled and what it tells us about the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole.

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