Virtual Reality simulation of the Galactic Centre

Travel through time and space in dazzling virtual reality. This 360-degree simulation reveals the stunning Galactic Centre in two different views: column density — in black, red and yellow — and X-ray emission — in black, blue and cyan. The video sweeps through time, starting 350 years in the past and ending 150 years in the future. The stars are the objects that are seen pulsating/twinkling (to be able to recognise them).


C. Russell/ESO

About the Video

Release date:19 October 2018, 12:40
Duration:01 m 06 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core