(galactic core, center of the Milky Way)
(region at the middle of the Milky Way)
The galactic center (or galactic core) is
the middle of the Milky Way, around 8 kpc distant
in the direction of Sagittarius.
Dust obscures observation,
but a supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A* has been discerned.
Surrounding the SMBH is a compact stellar nucleus,
and around that is the galactic bulge, a dense grouping of
stars, and around that is a bar, some kpc in length.
(Milky Way,galaxy nucleus)
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Referenced by pages:
astronomical unit (AU)
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
galactic coordinate system (GCS)
hypervelocity star (HVS)
local standard of rest (LSR)
radial velocity (RV)
rare designator prefixes
red clump (RC)
radio source (RS)
scale height (H)
Schwarzschild radius (RS)