Welcome to the Daily Telescope. There is a little too much darkness in this world and not enough light, a little too much pseudoscience and not enough science. We'll let other publications offer you a daily horoscope. At Ars Technica, we're going to take a different route, finding inspiration from very real images of a universe that is filled with stars and wonder.
Good morning. It's November 21, and today's image takes us into the heart of our galaxy.
Specifically, the image from the James Webb Space Telescope features a star-forming region named Sagittarius C, which is about 300 light-years from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole.
According to astronomers, there are about 500,000 stars in this image. Because the center of the galaxy is relatively close at 25,000 light-years away—compared to the distance of other galaxies from our own—Webb ...
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