If human eyes saw radio waves, space would look very different.
A team of scientists used the Murchison Widefield Array in Australia to help people experience the wonders of our home galaxy from a telescope perspective. A stunning new MWA image looks into the center of the galaxy in an area known as the galactic center.
“Huge gold fibers indicate huge magnetic fields, supernova remnants are visible as small spherical bubbles and massive star formation regions. the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy is hidden in a brilliant white area in the center, ”said the International Radio Astronomy Research Center on Wednesday.
This data is not only beautiful to look at, it also helps astronomers locate a previously undetected supernova. A team led by astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker of Curtin University discovered 27 of these exploded star scenes in a telescope observation.
One supernova would explode about 9,000 years ago and could be visible on Earth. That is, it could be part of indigenous oral history.
"Now that we know when and where this supernova appeared in the sky, we can work with indigenous elders to see if any of their traditions describe this cosmic event," said Duane Hamacher, an expert on cultural astronomy from the University of Melbourne.  MWA's view of the center of the Milky Way is a good companion to some other recent images of the galaxy. NASA's X-ray Observatory. created from Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite data showed us how the galaxy is scenically moving across the southern sky.
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