Researchers made use of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile and took this ridiculous image of stars clustered near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and it is called ‘the bulge‘.
The picture which you can see above actually does not do the image justice, so click the image above (or here) to see a much larger resolution image that you can also zoom and check out in great detail.
This special section of stars is a mere portion of the stars in the ‘bulge’, let alone in the Milky Way Galaxy, which scientists think of up to 400 billion!
The enormous numbers are difficult to grasp… The Milky Way is but one of two trillion galaxies in the visible Universe, some far larger and some more modest. But all joined, that’s a lot of stars out there…
If you want to read more, check out this news release on Hubble Site. There are some really cool scientific data to read.