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Churning Galaxy is a snake pit

CSIRO Media Release – 6 October 2011
The 'snakes' are regions of gas where the density and magnetic field are changing rapidly as a result of turbulence. [Technical note: the image shows the gradient of linear polarisation over an 18-square-degree region of the Southern Galactic Plane.]

Image credit – B. Gaensler et al. Data: CSIRO/ATCA
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Antennas of CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array Antennas of CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array

Image credit – Stewart Duff, CSIRO

Image credit – David Smyth, CSIRO
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