Magnetic Field Threads Revealed
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Text, News from the Universe. June 18, 2021. The Earth turns. A star-filled sky in the background. A satellite crosses the image.
Text, Magnetic Field Threads Revealed. June 18, 2021. Multi-colored masses of light and form, with streaks of white from white in the center.
Text, Scientists have spotted threads of intertwined X-ray and radio energy near the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The intriguing features may be bound together by thin strips of magnetic fields.
A new study analyzed data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope. A streak if white with a wide center is circled.
Text, X-rays from Chandra are orange, green, blue and purple, showing different X-ray energies.
Bright masses of white surrounded by different colors slowly recede against a star-filled dark background.
Text, Radio data from MeerKAT is shown in lilac and gray.
Streaks and amorphous shapes in lilac and gray.
Text, Further analysis of the data and similar events could shed light on other areas of astronomy, like cosmic rays and star formation.
The bright mass of white with streaks that emanate into surrounding colors approaches.
The Earth turns. Text, This news was brought to you in part by the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge Massachusetts.