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Our Galactic Center: the Great Central Sun

infrared photo of Milky Way Galaxy

Above is a photo of our own Milky Way Galaxy in infrared taken edge-on from within. The Milky Way is 100,000 light years from end to end, 10,000 light years thick at the center, and 3000 light years thick in the spiral arms. Our solar system resides half-way to the outer edge on one of those spiral arms. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, or six trillion miles. So our galaxy is 600 quadrillion miles wide, approximately. Credit E. L. Wright (UCLA), The COBE Project, DIRBE, NASA; APOD Jan. 30, 2000.



3 center-most light years of Milky Way

This deep, near-infrared image shows the innermost three light years of our 100,000 light-year-wide galaxy. By following a star within 17 light hours (11 billion miles) of the center of the Milky Way (yellow arrows), astronomers found that this star was moving under the influence of an unseen, enormously compact object with the gravity of four million Suns, and that we are 27,000 light years away from it (the center of our galaxy). The only thing so small that can exert such tremendous force is a black hole. Once merely speculative, astronomers now think that most, if not all galaxies have supermassive black holes at their center. It is also thought that black holes and their host galaxies evolved around the same time, about 300-800 million years after the Big Bang, or around 13 billion years ago. The unanswered chicken and egg question is, did black holes trigger galaxy formation, or vice-versa?


Our galactic center and the Great central Sun

Our Sun is but one of a collection of about 200 billion stars known as the Milky Way, around which it revolves once every ¼ billion years or so, taking its retinue of planets with it. The galactic center around which it revolves is the highest vibration human beings can receive and perhaps process here on Earth. This is possibly because one of its children, our Sun, acts as a step-down transformer and mediator of the galactic center's energy to the denizens of one of its grandchildren, the planet Earth. This is behind the love you’re receiving.

Astronomers hypothesize that the centers of most galaxies (including our own Milky Way) contain a black hole with the mass of millions or billions of Suns. They are believed to form because of the very dense stellar populations at the centers of galaxies. Over billions of years, because of their propinquity, many of the stars in a galactic core merge into an object so massive that even light cannot escape—hence the term "black hole."

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