What does the center of our galaxy look like?

The European Space Agency (ESA) published a picture from the Herschel telescope. His infrared cameras photographed the center of the Milky Way, which is not visible in conventional optical telescopes.

The center of the galaxy is located at a distance of 30 thousand light-years from the Sun. In this place, there are numerous accumulations of gas and dust. The temperature of this site is only 15 degrees above absolute zero – it’s about minus 258 degrees Celsius.

According to the agency, this shot of the telescope “Herschel” was made in 2011. This happened three years before the satellite had exhausted its fuel and closed the project. Since then, the telescope has been orbiting the Sun and is likely to remain there forever.