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A Snag in the Milky Way, A Black Hole beside us. Cocorico !

While working on the infrared picture of the milky way, We didn't expect such a vivid demonstration of the validity of the extraction procedure that was used. Not only we got a first picture that one can compare to the one that has been gotten at 90 cm of wavelength by the VLA. but the second Digital Processing shows of big astonishing structures which we didn't absolutely expect. This 2nd picture is very comparable to the one that has been gotten in Radiance X by the Satellite ROSAT.

Source de l'image: 2Mass


Nota:  Atlas Image [or Atlas Image mosaic] obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.


The structure of our galaxy very clearly appears here. The distributions of matter appears in red (stars, gas), In blue, the matter surrounding the galaxy. The central core appears under shape of an object that could be a black hole.


Some supplementary blue and green structures appeared after this Digital Processing. I let the reader the care to guess the nature of them. It is recommended to compare this picture with the one gotten by the satellite ROSAT


A vision of a few more close to the core of the galaxy.
It is recommended to compare with the picture gotten by the VLA.
And also with the Digital Processed  Picture of NGC 3079


And still closer !


What the VLA sees, in Radio Waves

Chris Flynn - The Galactic Center




What sees ROSAT in X-Ray


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