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The Galactic Center Region
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The Galactic Center Region

March 17, 2003
This is a PSPC image of the center region of our galaxy. This region has been the subject of much study in many different fields of astronomy. Radio Astronomers found an intense radio source with strings of other radio sources clustered about it in the direction of the galactic center. The intense source was named Sagittarius A (Sgr A)because the center of the galaxy lies in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.