Zooming in to the Centre of the Milky Way (Fulldome)

This zoom sequence starts with a view of the Milky Way at Paranal observatory. We zoom in towards the crowded central region, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). By shifting to an infrared red view we see through the dusty clouds in this direction and get a close up view of the objects orbiting the supermassive black hole that lies at the centre of the Milky Way. The final views show the motion of a newly-discovered gas cloud that is falling rapidly towards the central black hole.

This is a fulldome (fish-eye) version of http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1151d/

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ESO/MPE/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/VISTA/J. Emerson/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Video

Release date:21 November 2014, 11:47
Duration:01 m 33 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object


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