NASA spots a cosmic “candy cane” in the milky way Galaxy

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NASA saw this as a feature, which is similar to a candy cane into the center of a new and colourful picture of the milky way Galaxy, in the central area.

The beautiful image, which spans about 190 light-years away, is one of a series of long, thin strands of ionized gas, referred to as filaments. The picture below shows the inner part of our galaxy, the milky way, which will host some of the largest and most dense collection of large molecular clouds in the milky way Galaxy.

These massive clouds that contain enough dense gas and dust, are the tens of millions of stars like our sun, the space agency said.

“It was a real surprise to see that the Radio Arc with the GISMO data,” by Richard Arendt, a member of the team at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Goddard said in a statement. “The emissions are coming from the high-speed electrons spiraling in a magnetic field, a process called synchrotron emission. A further feature GISMO can see, which is called the Crescent, is associated with star formation, and may be the source of these fast electrons.”


This is the image of the inner galaxy, color codes the different types of emission sources, the combination of microwave data (in green), is assigned by the Goddard-IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer (GISMO) tool with an infrared (850-micron, blue) and radio observations (19.5 cm), red). (NASA) ‘ s Goddard Space Flight Center)
(NASA) ‘ s Goddard Space Flight Center)

The blue and the cyan features, revealing the cold dust in the molecular clouds where star formation is still very new. Yellow functions, including the structures of the candy cane, the handle of the Sagittarius B1 molecular cloud, revealing the presence of the ionized gas and show a well developed star of the factories, while the red and orange areas show the regions where the synchrotron emission arises.


The image was published with the help of an instrument known as the Goddard-IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer (GISMO), which was built at the space agency’s Goddard Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, usa.

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