Astronomers have been able to capture the most detailed radio image yet of the Andromeda galaxy, the farthest object ever recorded in the sky from Earth. It was captured by the Sardinia Radio Telescope, according to specialist science website Tech Explorist.
The Andromeda galaxy is located 2.5 million light-years from our planet, which is adjacent to our galaxy, the Milky Way. To study specific regions where stars are born in Andromeda, scientists imaged the star system at a microwave frequency of 6.6 GHz.
“This image will allow us to study the structure and contents of the Andromeda galaxy in more detail than was possible. Understanding the nature of the physical processes that occur inside Andromeda will allow us to understand more clearly what is happening in our galaxy, as if we had explained physicist Sophia Fatigoni, from Columbia University The British, in a statement to the foreign press, “were looking at us themselves from the outside.”
Using the new image, the researchers were able to determine the possible birth places of stars, which occur within the galactic “disk”. In addition, a map generated from the obtained image indicated 100 distinct objects found in Andromeda, such as stars and as-yet-unrecognized objects.