May 26th: A hidden map of the invisible magnetic Universe

May 26th: A hidden map of the invisible magnetic Universe

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As galaxies in a cluster slam into each other and the surrounding matter, they create bow shocks, causing movement of the plasma around these clusters. With the maps provided by the high-energy jets coming out of black holes, the task can be a little easier.

May 26th: A hidden map of the invisible magnetic Universe

Jan 27th: Where Are We?

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Just like the familiar maps we use to navigate our own neighborhoods and cities, astronomers develop maps of the galaxy too! Using the power of several telescopes across Japan, astronomers have teased out some new insights as to the precise location of the Earth within our Milky Way Galaxy.

May 26th: A hidden map of the invisible magnetic Universe

May 30th: The Twist Marks the Spot

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In the accretion disc of AB Aurigae, astronomers observed a clear overall spiral structure with a little twist or a spiral kink in the accretion disc that marks the spot where a planet may be forming.