NuSTAR spotted mysterious glow of high-energy in MilkyWay.

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In to the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA`s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array [NuSTAR] has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays.

The new images show a region around the supermassive black hole about 40 light-years across.

Astronomers were surprised by the pictures which reveal an unexpected haze of high-energy X-rays dominating the usual stellar activity.

The centre of our Milky Way galaxy is bustling with young and old stars, smaller black holes and other varieties of stellar corpses -- all swarming around a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A.

NuSTAR, which was launched into space in 2012, is the first telescope capable of capturing crisp images of this frenzied region in high-energy X-rays.

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1 comment:

  1. Galactic cores produce stars, lots of them. An Active Galactic Core will express/explode millions of stars. I have a pic on my blog from the Max Planks institute showing this.


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