Tuesday, 6 May 2014

This Is the Milky Way's Magnetic Fingerprint



This Is the Milky Way's Magnetic Fingerprint

The swirls, loops and arches in this image may look like a new artwork—but they are in fact the results of the first ever all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way, and they represent the galaxy's magnetic fingerprint.
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