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A thousand mysterious luminous filaments hang from the center of the Milky Way

A team of astronomers from Northwestern University in Illinois has just made public a strange discovery: a thousand mysterious magnetic filaments, luminous threads up to 150 light-years long and that, inexplicably, 'hang' in space, from the center of our galaxy.

In an unprecedented image obtained after several years of work, the filaments appear in pairs or in clusters, often arranged at the same distance, one next to the other, like the strings of a harp. To this day, astronomers do not know how they formed or why they are there.

Study director Farhad Yusef-Zadeh first observed these puzzling highly organized magnetic filaments earlier in the decade

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