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New Milky Way mosaic reveals nearly 1,000 strange ‘filaments’ at the heart of our galaxy

An unprecedentedly detailed new telescope image of the complex heart of our galaxy is now giving researchers their best view yet of hundreds of strange magnetic filaments seen nowhere else.

To construct the image, astronomers used 200 hours of time on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) MeerKAT telescope. Consisting of 64 antennas spread over a diameter of 5 miles (8 kilometers), MeerKAT is the most sensitive radio telescope in the world.

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