M82 Galaxy’s Mysterious Radio Waves

“The new object, which appeared in May 2009, has left us scratching our heads — we've never seen anything quite like this before.”

- Tom Muxlow, Ph.D., U. K. Jodrell Centre for Astrophysics

 

M82 is a “starburst” galaxy 10 million light-years  from our Milky Way galaxy. The mysterious radio wavelengths  appeared very suddenly, have persisted and have never been seen  before in our galaxy. Supernova explosions in the core of the galaxy have produced a hot wind which can be seen escaping in this infra-red image where dust emission is colored red.  Image by NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA.
M82 is a “starburst” galaxy 10 million light-years from our Milky Way galaxy. The mysterious radio wavelengths appeared very suddenly, have persisted and have never been seen before in our galaxy. Supernova explosions in the core of the galaxy have produced a hot wind which can be seen escaping in this infra-red image where dust emission is colored red. Image by NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA.

April 30, 2010  Manchester, U. K. - Our universe is estimated to be 13.7 billion light-years old and still expanding. In all that vastness, there are billions of galaxies. Our Earth is in the Milky Way galaxy and 10 million light-years from us are two companion galaxies that astronomers call M81 and M82.

 

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