Multimedia: Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A* - Massive black hole in our Milky Way

Sagittarius A*

Overlay of an image of the center of the Milky Way: infrared image (red) obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope, optical image (yellow) from Hubble, and X-ray image (blue) from Chandra. The bright white patch on the lower right in the -ray image is the location of the Milky Way supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*.

What do we see?

Overlay of an image of the center of the Milky Way: infrared image (red) obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope, optical image (yellow) from Hubble, and X-ray image (blue) from Chandra.