Is the Milky Way unique or do other galaxies have these voids in their centers?

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It doesn't say there's a void, it says there are fewer young stars in the region.
 
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The bulge is known to be a region of low gas content/older stars - that this phenomena extends beyond the bulge is not terribly surprising. I'd be astounded if the don't eventually see the same phenomenon in other similarly sized and similarly aged spiral galaxies.
 
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There is no void at the very center. It states that there is a small collection of Cepheids in the heart of the Milky Way, but that area only has a radius of 150 light years. After that, 8000 light years is void of young stars. I doubt it's unique to the Milky Way, the same information could probably be applied to other galaxies like our own, but maybe not all of them.
 
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It doesn't say there's a void, it says there are fewer young stars in the region.
... around the centre

A major revision is required in our understanding of our Milky Way Galaxy according to an international team. Astronomers have found that there is a huge region around the center of our own galaxy, which is devoid of young stars
@wolram, you really did misrepresent/misunderstand what was written

rather at the centre of the Milky Way and as with many/most galaxies there is a supermassive black hole in the core


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Dave
 

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