Look: 1,000 mysterious filaments discovered at the center of the Milky Way

Nearly 1,000 were spotted streaking through space.


X-ray: NASA/CXC/UMass/Q.D. Wang; Radio: NRF/SARAO/MeerKAT

The center of the Milky Way is home to some of our galaxy’s most mysterious high-energy objects.

But it’s tough to document the galactic center in detail.

That’s because dark clouds of dust and gas obscure our view from Earth. Even with advanced X-ray and radio telescopes, we’re still uncovering new surprises in our cosmic backyard.

X-Ray:NASA/CXC/UMass/D. Wang et al.; Radio:NRF/SARAO/MeerKAT