European spacecraft captured new images of the Milky Way, confirming the existence of the mysterious veil of microwave fog around the galactic core.
This image shows the entire sky space distribution over the sky of the galactic fog at 30 and 44 GHz. The picture received February 13, 2012.
New Images obtained with the Planck spacecraft — the European Space Agency, which is the study captures a strange mist that was, as previously thought, not a spot of cold gas where new stars are formed.
Energy haze received previous mission NASA has just a hint of something significant but Planck measurements confirmed its existence. Planck data should help scientists build a more detailed plan of the cosmos, the scientists added.
"Pictures show us two interesting aspects of the galaxy in which we live," the statement said Krzysztof Gorski, Planck project scientist, a member of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Poland and Warsaw. "They show a haze around the center of the galaxy, and cold gas, which we never seen before. "
The microwave light comes from the region around the galactic center, and it looks like a form of energy called synchrotron radiation produced when electrons pass through magnetic fields.
Already been offered several explanations, including the galactic wind, the high rate of supernova explosions and the annihilation of dark matter particles.