“Unknown” –Magnetic-Field X-Shape, Helix, Superbubble Phenomena Discovered

"Unknown" --Magnetic X-shape, Helix, Superbubble Phenomena Discovered

 

“What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field,” said Albert Einstein. Now, 115 years after Einstein’s epic insight, radio astronomical observations of the sprawling magnetic field of the Milky Way-like galaxy NGC 4217 has unveiled as yet unknown structures created by star formation and supernovae, including an X-shaped structure, which has also been observed in other galaxies, extending far outwards 20,000 light years from the galaxy disk.

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