Sagittarius C

The star-forming region Sagittarius C (Sgr C) is about 300 light-years from Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole. This NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) image from JWST reveals an estimated 500,000 stars in Sgr C. A large region of ionized hydrogen, shown in cyan, contains intriguing needle-like structures that lack any uniform orientation.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA / CSA / STScI / and S. Crowe (University of Virginia)

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