Sagittarius B2 (North)

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Description

The giant molecular cloud, known as Sagittarius B2 (North), as seen by the NSF's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico. This is the cloud in which scientists using the 12 Meter Telescope detected the simple sugar molecule glycolaldehyde. This VLA image shows hydrogen gas in a region nearly 3 light-years across. In this image, red indicates stronger radio emission; blue weaker. The 12 Meter Telescope studied this region at much shorter wavelengths, which revealed the evidence of sugar molecules.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

Sgr B2

Investigators

R. Gaume, M. Claussen, C. De Pree, W.M. Goss, D. Mehringer

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

2000-00-00

Center of Image

RA 17:47:20.400, Dec: -28:23:7.000 (J2000)

Link to journal article

Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Galactic Center Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Sagittarius B2 (North),” NRAO Archives, accessed October 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33432.