A mysterious out-of-this-world barrier is spotted in the very center of our galaxy.
Astronomy and Astrophysics are the only science that has yet to unlock the mysteries of a mysterious barrier that has been found at the core of the galaxy. The latest discovery suggests that there is a large barrier that exists at the Milky Way’s core. Although astronomers have spotted infrared radiation from this phenomenon, they do not know what it is made of. Until the infrared technology is perfected, this mystery will remain a mystery.
Studying the Milky Way through telescopes is a difficult task, as it is very cloudy and very small in size, making it practically inaccessible for most amateur astronomers. However, with the use of high-tech equipment such as NASA’s Chandra telescope, astronomers are able to detect subtle hints of activity within the Milky Way. One of these hints is a 10 micrometer wide spiral arm of cold gas that seems to go on for thousands of light years.
This discovery by a team of German researchers was announced in June of 2021 and is one of many that have been made by the European Southern Observatory. Over thirty years ago, another research team discovered a similar spiral structure that existed to exist almost as far away as the current-day galaxy. They called this ‘the first spiral arm.’