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Sgr A West: composite image. Caption, Credit and Copyright

A 2 pc (1') radius rotating ring-like distribution of molecular gas mapped in HCN line emission. Superimposed on this is the spiral pattern of Sgr A West showing how the two are spatially related.

Courtesy: Leo Blitz, University of Maryland

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Copyright 1995: Board of Trustees, University of Illinois

NCSA. Last modified 11/14/95.