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The Galactic Centre, as seen by one of the 2MASS infrared telescopes, is in the bright upper left portion of the image
The crowded centre of the Milky Way

The Galactic Centre (or Galactic Center) is the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy.

It is a supermassive black hole of 4.100 ± 0.034 million solar masses. It powers the compact radio source Sagittarius A*.[1][2][3][4]

It is 8.2 ± 0.4 kiloparsecs (26,700 ± 1,300 ly) away from Earth[5] in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, and Scorpius where the Milky Way appears brightest.

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