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Astronomers discover a new extragalactic circular radio source – Phys.org

Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), astronomers have detected a new extragalactic odd radio circle (ORC). The newfound radio source,…

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Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathnder (ASKAP), astronomers have detected a new extragalactic odd radio circle (ORC). The newfound radio source, designated ORC J01022450, has a diameter of nearly 1 million light years. The finding is reported in a paper published April 27 on arXiv.org.
Odd radio circles (ORCs) are very large mysterious objects that are highly circular and bright along the edges at radio wavelengths. Although ORCs are bright at radio wavelengths, they cannot be observed…

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