The most detailed panorama of the center of the Milky Way and its surroundings has been published

More than 370 images from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Space Telescope have been combined to create the latest and most accurate map of the Milky Way.

The new map shows a complete picture of the interaction of magnetic fields in the center of the galaxy and their effect on interstellar gas.

The images show data from an X-ray telescope in orange, green and purple, and data from a radio telescope in gray.

Below in the image, you can see a clearer separation of data from X-ray images (purple) and data from the radio telescope (blue).

All images show filaments of superheated gas tens of light years long, which were formed in the process of mutual influence of strong magnetic fields in the center of our galaxy, while simultaneously affecting interstellar gas.

The filaments are located far beyond the plane of the Milky Way, which means that high-energy processes were taking place in the center of the galaxy. Previously, these formations were inaccessible for observation, but new data open up the opportunity to trace these objects and fit them into the overall picture of processes in the Universe.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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