Galactic Mystery – 1,000 Mysterious Magnetic Filaments in Milky Way Center.

 

“How do the magnetic filaments  accelerate cosmic ray electrons to close the speed of light?”

— Farhad Zadeh, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University

 

January 26, 2022 Evanston, Illinois – Northwestern University physicists and astronomers have been studying highly organized, magnetic filaments at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy since the 1980s. Now Professor of Physics and Astronomy Farhad Zadeh has released an astounding mosaic image that shows the magnetic filaments are large, vertical slashes throughout the galaxy image.

Professor Zadeh said today in a January 26, 2022, news release: “Now, we finally see the big picture — a panoramic view filled with an abundance of filaments.” This new, detailed image is the result of 20 different observations over three years building up a montage of images looking toward the Milky Way’s center about 25,000 light-years from Earth. His science team calculated that the magnetic fields are stronger along the filament strands.

A mosaic image with the background removed to isolate the magnetic filaments that are the large, vertical slashes throughout the Milky Way Galaxy image. Source: Northwestern University.
A new mosaic image reveals 10 times more magnetic filaments than previously discovered. The background was removed to isolate the magnetic filaments that are the large, vertical slashes throughout the Milky Way Galaxy image. The scientists have calculated that magnetic fields are stronger along the mysterious “slashing filaments” made of cosmic ray electrons that are  accelerated by the filaments to near the speed of light.  Source: Northwestern University. Click to enlarge.

 

Magnetic Filaments Made of Cosmic Ray Electrons Moving Near Speed of Light

Prof. Yusef-Zadeh has been studying the strange, mysterious magnetic filaments for 35 years, beginning with radio waves. Eventually he discovered the magnetic strands are made of cosmic ray electrons that are moving their magnetic fields at near the speed of light. He and his fellow scientists have been trying to understand: “How do the magnetic filaments  accelerate cosmic ray electrons to close the speed of light?”


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