[ExI] Here's the most complete picture of the Milky Way's center ever created

Nuala Thomson nuala.t at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 10:19:05 UTC 2021

That actually got an involuntary "whoa" from me and now I'm just trying to
figure out how to paint it.
Thank you!

On Sat., Jun. 12, 2021, 18:50 John Grigg via extropy-chat, <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> "Gaze up at the Sagittarius constellation, and you are looking at the
> center of the *Milky Way*
> <https://www.livescience.com/63847-facts-about-the-milky-way.html>
> galaxy. It may not look like much to the naked eye (especially if a bunch
> of *space junk*
> <https://www.livescience.com/space-junk-blocks-view-of-cosmos.html> is
> blocking your view), but to the world's sharpest *X-ray*
> <https://www.livescience.com/32344-what-are-x-rays.html> and *radio*
> <https://www.livescience.com/50399-radio-waves.html> telescopes, the
> archer hides a chaotic collage of *black holes*
> <https://www.livescience.com/black-holes.html>, exploding stars, magnetic
> fields and inexplicable bubbles of gas.
> Now, using data from two such telescopes — NASA's Chandra X-ray
> Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa — researchers
> just pieced together the most comprehensive picture yet of our galaxy's
> center. The result is a glorious tangle of orange, green and purple X-ray
> emissions, intertwined with tendrils of ghostly gray radio signals.
> This image is an "unprecedented" view of the galactic center, plus the
> mysterious structures towering above and below it, *according to a
> statement* <https://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2021/gcenter/index.html>
> from Chandra researchers.
> "The new panorama of the galactic center builds on previous surveys from
> Chandra and other telescopes," the researchers wrote in the statement.
> "This latest version expands Chandra's high-energy view farther above and
> below the plane of the galaxy — that is, the disk where most of the
> galaxy's stars reside" — than any previous imaging campaign, combining 370
> separate observations from Chandra, the team added."
> https://www.livescience.com/milky-way-center-composite-view-image.html
> _______________________________________________
> extropy-chat mailing list
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> http://lists.extropy.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/extropy-chat
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20210612/793e36b1/attachment.htm>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list