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    The photograph was compiled from 370 images taken over the past 20 years by the Chandra orbiting observatory, launched in 1999.

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a stunning composite image of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

    Astronomer Daniel Wang of the University of Massachusetts said the image depicts "a rigid or energetic ecosystem at the centre of our galaxy" with remnants of supernovae, black holes and neutron stars.

    “What we see in the picture is a violent or energetic ecosystem in our galaxy’s downtown,” Wang said. “There are a lot of supernova remnants, black holes and neutron stars there. Each X-ray dot or feature represents an energetic source, most of which are in the center,” Daniel Wang said as quoted by The Guardian.

    According to reports, the astronomer spent a year working on the picture while he was stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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