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Most detailed image of odd radio circle ORC1

Astronomers took the most detailed picture of an ORC (Odd Radio Circle), a mysterious structure found to envelope some galaxies. The first one was discovered in 2019, and up to this day only four more were identified. Astronomers still don’t know what’s causing them. New data from the MeerKAT telescope might help figure that out.

ORC1, telescope MeerKAT

  • New image show clear concentric circles
  • Their size is about million light years across
  • Spectral and polarimetric data were also collected
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