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That’s Strange – Polarized Radio Waves Being Emitted from the Center of the Milky Way

Posted by Guy Pirro 10/14/2021 09:13PM

That’s Strange – Polarized Radio Waves Being Emitted from the Center of the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way’s center. The radio waves fit no currently understood pattern of variable radio source and could suggest a new class of stellar object. The strangest property of this new signal is that it is has a very high polarization. This means its light oscillates in only one direction (but for this object, that direction rotates over time). The brightness of the object also varies dramatically, by a factor of 100, and the signal switches on and off apparently at random. Astronomers have no any idea as to what the source is.


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