This universe is unimaginably large and no one can tell what might lie in it. Scientists have been looking out to search more about it and during that they have discovered many strange mysterious objects. But, what they recently saw just baffled them and the astronomers said it to be astronomy’s newest mystery.
Today in Tech Land, we are going to find out what puzzled the astronomers.
Even though the universe is large it isn’t a tumultuous shambles. The majority of stars are clustered together in galaxies separated by vast, almost unimaginable distances. The space between galaxies, known as intergalactic space, is sparsely populated but not entirely empty; lone stars can be found there as well. And now, Astronomers believe they have discovered evidence of one of these lone rogue stars dying for the first time.
Not far from the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy orbiting the Milky Way, a mysterious and remarkably neat circle emanating radio waves has been detected, hanging in space. In astronomy, circles are fairly common. They’re usually caused by spherical objects, such as supernovae or a face-on view of a star-forming galaxy. This object, on the other hand, was unlike anything else astronomers had ever seen.
In 2019, the enigmatic shapes, known as « odd radio circles » or ORCs, were first spotted in images from the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder ASKAP radio telescope. It was operated by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO. ASKAP, which is made up of 36 massive dishes that image the entire night sky in radio waves, began seeing circles in various locations. As soon as the telescope found these ORCs, they became objects of fascination.