Astronomers Discover Curious Magnetic Blob Around Galaxy

Thursday April 20 by Claudia bournespace
Look out universe, thereís a big blob on the prowl. Yes, itís true: a giant magnetic blob, the first of its kind ever detected, has been found surrounding an entire galaxy. The galaxy, cataloged as M 82, is also known as the "Cigar." Scientists donít yet know what to make of the blob, which is composed of magnetic field lines, but theyíre calling it one of the most intriguing astronomical mysteries to pop up in a long time.

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