If human eyes could see radio waves, space would look very different to us.
A team of scientists used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope in Australia to help people live the wonders of our native galaxy from a telescope perspective. A stunning new MWA image looks towards the middle of the galaxy in an area known as the Galactic Center.
"Huge gold filaments show huge magnetic fields, supernova remnants are seen as small spherical bubbles and areas of massive star formation show in blue. The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy is hidden in the bright white area in the center," the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research said in a statement Wednesday.
Not only is this data beautiful to look at, it also helps astronomers find previously undetected supernovae. The astrophysics team, Natasha Hurley-Walker of Curtin University, found 27 of these exploded stars in telescope observations.
One of the supernovae would have erupted about 9,000 years ago and may have been visible on Earth. This means that it may be part of the Aboriginal oral history. "
" Now that we know when and where this supernova appeared in heaven, we can work with the indigenous elders to see if any of their traditions describe this cosmic event, "says University of Astronomy expert Dwayne Hammacher in Melbourne.  The MWA view of the center of the Milky Way is a good companion piece to some other recent galactic glitter photos. Chandra's X-ray Observatoryin July. created by satellite data for exoplanet transit studies showed us how the galaxy is moving in a scenic way through the southern sky.
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