A galaxy made of billions of stars and dust, gas, is so large in size that it takes billions of years for light to pass from one end to the other. This universe is another numbered galaxy, and every galaxy has its own shape It is, some galaxies would have spiral shape, like our Milky Way. The Milky Way is spiral in shape, was it the same way when the Milky Way was formed, or was it different at that time. Now the question is, when the Milky Way was built, how did it come from its size at that time.
The Milky Way galaxy has an elegant spiral shape with long arms, but exactly how it came to be in this form, researchers have long been surprised by the size of the Milky Way. Researchers are studying another galaxy, how spiral-shaped galaxies acquire their own shape.
According to research by Infrared Astronomy and Stratospheric Observatory, magnetic fields play a strong role in shaping these galaxies. Scientists measured magnetic fields called NGC 1068, or M77, along the spiral arms of the galaxy. Fields are shown as streamlines, which closely follow the circled arms.
Enrique Lopez-Rodríguez, a University Space Research Association scientist at the SOFIA Science Center at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, says magnetic fields are invisible, but they affect the evolution of a galaxy, we can Have a very good understanding of how gravity affects galactic structures.
The M77 galaxy is located in the constellation Cetus, 47 million light years away from the Milky Way, a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, with a supermassive active black hole at its center, twice as large as the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.The arms of these galaxies are filled with rotating, dust, gas, and areas of intense star formation.Magnetic Field Alignment Extensively, the magnetic field alignment in the arms of the Milky Way extends over the entire length of the arms, up to about 24,000 light-years,Meaning that the gravitational forces that make up the spiral shape of the galaxy are also denser.Supporting the wave theory, its magnetic fields are compressed.
For the first time, researchers have aligned such large-scale magnetic fields with the birth of the current star in the spiral arms.To observe the magnetic magnetic field, SOFIA's newest tool, the high-resolution airborne wideband camera-plus or light With the ability to study galaxies, it aligns perpendicular to magnetic field lines.With these, astronomers can estimate the shape and direction of the invisible magnetic field. Especially at wavelengths of 89 μm, it can detect previously unknown aspects of magnetic fields.
To study how magnetic fields affect the formation and evolution of other types of galaxies, infrared astronomy will use a Boeing 747SP jetliner. Modified to be carried on a 106-inch diameter telescope, NASA and the German Aerospace Center, a joint project of DLR.