360° Video of the Center of the Milky Way

A NASA/Chandra-Sponsored Press Release at AAS 231

The Video

There are 3 main sites that have each garnered between 230K and 600K views.
Chandra's YouTube Channel
NASA's Facebok Page
I 'Really' Love Science's Facebook Page
The total is now over 1.2 million views!

Articles Part 1: The originals

Chandra X-ray Telescope Galactic Center: Scientists Take Viewers to the Center of the Milky Way
NASA Scientists Take Viewers to the Center of the Milky Way

Articles Part 1b: Other NASA/Astronomy-specific sites

APOD -- Astronomy Picture of the Day An Immersive Visualization of the Galactic Center
HEAPOW -- High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week Immerse Yourself in the Galactic Center
This Week @ NASA Starting at the 1:17 minute mark


Here is the recording of the press conference: AAS Press Conferences.
Be sure to choose "Press Conferences from AAS 231, Washington, DC, 8-12 January 2018" and click on "Press Conference: From Comets to Galaxies".
Mine starts around the 21-minute mark, but do watch the other cool results presented in that session.

And here is the Powerpoint, which hopefully will not have any video-playback issues like the press-release presentation did: pptx.

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