galactic center

infrared view of the Galactic Center from the Spitzer Space Telescope

Infrared image of a region about 900 light-years wide in the direction of the Galactic Center. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Stolovy (Spitzer Science Center/ Caltech).

The galactic center is the center of the Milky Way Galaxy or of any other galaxy. It is the point about which the disk of a spiral galaxy rotates and it lies within the galactic nucleus.