NASA reveals incredible photo of Milky Way – reflecting over world’s largest mirror

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NASA reveals incredible photo of Milky Way reflecting over ‘world’s largest mirror’

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on November 27, 2019

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This amazing image by photographer Jheison Huerta was revealed by NASA showing the Milky Way reflecting over the ‘worlds largest mirror’. This mirror is in fact Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat which becomes highly reflective after rain.

NASA explained: “What’s being reflected in the world’s largest mirror? Stars, galaxies, and a planet.

“Many of these stars are confined to the grand arch that runs across the image, an arch that is the central plane of our home Milky Way Galaxy.

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Michelle Walling @ in5d.com – How WAVE X Will Affect You – Energy wave comes in September – 7-12-15

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by Michelle Walling, CHLC
Staff writer, In5D.com

Wave X is the term given by Dr. Simon Atkins to the big wave of electromagnetic frequency that is has been prophesized to arrive on the planet at the end of September this year. There is scientific evidence that proves that electromagnetic frequencies from the sun affect every living thing and its consciousness on the planet. How will Wave X’s electromagnetic and cosmic frequencies affect you?

You are actually the best person to answer this question. Earth and its inhabitants have been receiving bursts of Source light energy in the form of solar flares and gamma rays for thousands of years now. As Earth, the solar system, and the galaxy aligned with the center of the Universe at the end of 2012, all were able to begin to receive rapidly increasing transformational energy waves from the center of the Cosmos, or Source, that are raising the vibrational frequency of everything in its path.

2012 to 2013 seemed like a period of rest and preparation for many people. It seemed like nothing had happened and that we were stuck in a never ending time loop. The party started up again in 2014 as the chaotic world events began to reflect the inner changes in people. The end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 brought wave after wave of transformational energies which have sent the general population into a tailspin that will most assuredly change the world forever.

Look back to 2012 and review the way you have changed since then. Are you a different person? Do you have a better understanding of what has happened in humanity’s past and what is currently happening to our DNA? By looking back at the beginning of the acceleration and how you have changed, you can get a good idea of how you will be handling the energies of Wave X.

The Fast Track Souls

Those that have taken a fast track awakening have literally transformed 180 degrees in the last five years. These are the people who were literally “asleep” and all of the sudden had a huge awakening that something was very wrong in their lives and there was an urgency to find out what it was. This led to dedicating most of their time into research while following thread after thread in order to find out the truth of who they are and why they are here.

The fast track individuals had an especially challenging time integrating the energies through their bodies in such a short time. These people may have had major flu like ascension symptoms two or three times since then as the body was detoxified and energetically cleansed. They have had to work really hard through a few “deaths” of the ego and lower personalities in the “Dark Night of the Soul” phase.

Most fast track people will integrate the Wave X energies with swiftness and grace. They are used to change and are not afraid to dedicate every second of their lives to integration and exploration. How far the fast track people will take it depends on the amount of integration what has been done in this lifetime coupled with the overall soul integration and experience.

The Pioneers

Those that have been awake and integrating energies for many years and some since the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 have chosen the route of the Pioneer. They had to set the stage for the massive amount of people to begin to awaken since 2012. The Pioneers’ work included gridwork, energy healing, psychic readings, channeling, and writing to explain to the future lightbringers what would be in store for them. The Pioneers chose a long and steady path of shifting and preparing that has prepared them for Wave X due to the experience and wisdom they have accumulated in this lifetime. Many of the Pioneers have done this type of work in other lifetimes and may have been awake and aware of who they are and what they needed to do since childhood.

Just because a pioneer has been doing this their whole life does not guarantee a golden ticket through the changes that are happening on the planet at this time. Some may actually find this time extremely difficult because they are usually a few generations removed which naturally means they might be resistant to sudden change. How a Pioneer integrates the upcoming galactic wave will depend on how much they are willing to give up their well established practices as everything changes into a new co-creative and interactive stage of quickly blossoming revelations. A guaranteed method of integration of Wave for the Pioneers would include letting go and being their true authentic self. The beautiful merging of Pioneer energy with the Indigo energy will build a bridge for many of the Fast Trackers to integrate this new energy and to become prominent leaders and teachers of today.

The Star Children and Indigos

The Star Children and Indigos can be grouped together because they are the game changers. Star Children are today’s children who know who they are and possibly already have three stands or more of DNA activated. Indigos include children and adults who have always known they are here to anchor the new energies and to go through this shift in consciousness with the planet. The Star Children and Indigos are already tuning into Wave X as it approaches the planet and are anchoring the energies in advance in order to help step down the galactic frequency a little at a time because the energy is too refined to assimilate all at once.

Indigo adults can be fast trackers if they took a long time to awaken to who they are and why the came. Once awake, they had to hurry and catch up on their personal work in order to know what to do when the big waves of energy came. Just by being incarnated here with their light on the planet at this time, Star Children and Indigos will have completed their mission.

Twelve strand DNA means twelve dimensions and more

Everyone has played an important role in preparing for the planet to receive her cleansing Wave X energies. There is no limit to what can be accomplished with these energies. A twelve strand DNA allows twelve dimensions to be accessed, and doors that have been closed for thousands of years will be open. You have to be willing to find the doors and walk through them. You will find that you can return to Source any time you wish to bask in the void of love and peace. After you have fulfilled the emptiness inside of you that always longed to go home, you will gain a whole new appreciation for Earth and the physical body experience she provides.

Carla Fox recently shared her experience of returning to Source and what she encountered there. Here is an excerpt from her blog that describes her journey home:

“I first found myself floating in a mostly dark space. Off into the distance in all directions, there were huge bubbles that I assumed were the many 4th dimensional synthetic realities created by the various deities, ascended masters, and arch angels to name a few that George Kavassilas has referenced many times. My guidance has always been to avoid these, go around them and not engage.

Then, a tunnel or worm hole opened up that led me through the great void that separates the 4th dimension from the 5th. My higher self could be seen at the other end of this tunnel urging me on like a cheerleader. Once through the tunnel, I proceeded to traverse the dimensions leading up to the stargate at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. There are many other realities in dimensions 5 through 8 that I could see, but again, my mission was to not engage with any of them. Also, at this point I glanced behind me and was surprised to see that a whole host of beings were training behind, almost like the tail of a comet. My interpretation of this is that whenever an individual embarks on this final journey, there are others, perhaps from the same soul family that exit the 4th dimensional arena at the same time so that they can all transcend together.

The normal harvesting of informational patterns that occurs in the 9th dimensional center of the Stargate Milky Way seemed very brief this time around. This tells me that one needs to be fairly clear down here in 3D before this journey even starts.

On to the dimensions from 10 through 12. As I have said before, once one pops out the other side of the Stargate Milky Way, everyone looks and feels pretty much the same. Here is where the real group consciousness is created. I could feel myself becoming bigger and more expansive as I merged with other consciousnesses that were on the same journey as I was. Perhaps I was merging with those many beings who were following me. All of this was very well organized, too, as in the patterning of sacred geometry.

This consciousness that I was now a part of kept vibrating higher, getting bigger and more expansive, and was moving faster as it approached the exit portal for this universe. It seemed as if the now bigger me had become as large as our universe itself at this point. I popped through the portal and caught a brief glance of the many universes that exist in the multiverse. Clearly I was not stopping there to explore any of them.

After some time, I ended up merging into a field of energy that I can only describe from my earthly viewpoint as ‘All that Is’ or the ‘Source’. This space was a pale golden color without any shapes or energy flows. It was perfectly pure and uniform. Nothing, so to speak, was happening there! I would even describe it as lacking any consciousness whatsoever, as the presence of consciousness would indicate some sort of thought processes at work, and there was none of this going on. Imagine being in a space that was totally neutral and devoid of movement, sound, emotion, thoughts, needs, or goals, and was totally in the now without any urge to go to the past or the future. It was everything and at the same time nothing. So hard to describe.

So was this home? That’s as far as I got during today’s launching, so from my 3rd and 4th dimensional perspective, it probably was. Was there more beyond this? Probably so, as we exist in an infinite creation. Now that I have visited this ‘Source’ place, I can go back there any time. It is the perfect place to rest and just be.”

Read Part two of Carla’s blog HERE.

Advanced Metaphysical abilities

Most people that have intentions to “move into the fifth dimension” will be pleasantly surprised when they will have access to higher dimensions and places in space and time outside of the constraining matrix overlay we have been trapped in. As more people explore outside of the prison walls, the false light matrix will no longer be supported and will dissolve. Access to higher dimensions will not necessarily unfold in linear fashion. As multidimensional beings, we have always been connected to all dimensions but have forgotten how to access them.

Many people who have advanced metaphysical abilities will experience an opening that will allow them to be the teachers of abilities they never dreamed possible. People who are already reaching areas past the astral are going even further. Those who are already channeling information from their higher selves will have instant access to Universal Akashic records. In the very near future, teleportation should be possible through the dematerialization and re-materialization of the physical body as our bodies transform into more of a light body than a physical dense body. Regeneration and rejuvenation of the physical body will take care of all diseases and aging. Manifesting anything you need from the background energy will provide for limitless creation coupled with creative responsibility.

Those who have readied themselves for the manifestation of metaphysical abilities through healing and clearing will be able to tap into them with the introduction of Wave X. This is truly an exciting time to be alive on the planet no matter what chaos unravels around this transformation and upgraded capability.

The Indigos and Star Children will invent and manufacture the technology needed to clean the planet up. Those who have proven to be negative and service to self will be split from those who operate out of love and harmony. The world will be changed forever, not just a thousand years. How much the world will change will depend upon us, and how fast we get there will depend on how quickly we can dissolve the constraints. How big are you willing to dream?

Will Wave X change the world in an instant? The world has already changed in the future. Outside of time, the world is perfect. The route to merging perfection with the now in physicality and the time it will take to manifest this perfection depends upon humanity. While some people will definitely be changed immediately when the energy wave comes in September, others will struggle to know what hit them. Prepare yourselves now with the intention that you have no limits to what you can do with this energy.

Find out more about preparation and “Wave X” in my interview with Dr. Simon Atkins. Simon will be returning to the Cosmic Awakening Show August 27 with an update!

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Editor’s note: In5d has been reporting on this energy shift for many years in preparation for this massive upcoming event. Many people have prophesized this shift at this time and have confirmed events that prove we are going through an acceleration. For more information, follow the hyperlinks in this article for more information on each subject, and be sure to utilize the search button on In5d.com for more information in archives articles.

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About the author:
Michalle WallingMichelle Walling is a Certified Holistic Life Coach, webmaster, writer, and and Radio Host on In5d radio’s The Cosmic Awakening Show. As a truth seeker, she is committed to share her experiences with the world. Michelle has joined forces with Gregg Prescott as an admin for the In5d Facebook page, as an assistant for In5d Events, and as a contributing author for In5D.
All of Michelle Walling’s articles and radio appearances can be found on her database CosmicStarseeds.com. Holistic Counseling sessions can be booked through her website MichelleWalling.com. The truth about the holographic nature of the matrix and how we are going to dissolve it can be explored on her website Howtoexitthematrix.com. Michelle’s personal Facebook page can be found here.

Wes annac – Dwarf Galaxies Found Orbiting The Milky Way, Like Galactic Moons – 3-16-15

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From Higher Perspective, March 15, 2015

The illustration you see above maps out the previously discovered dwarf satellite galaxies (in blue) and eight of the newly discovered candidates (in red) as they sit outside the Milky Way. The image was put together by Yao-Yuan Mao, Ralf Kaehler, Risa Wechsler (KIPAC/SLAC)

Astronomers were stunned by the discovery of nine potential dwarf galaxies orbiting our galaxy. It marks the largest number ever discovered at once. The findings were published in two studies available on arXiv.

Dozens of dwarf galaxies were spotted in 2005 and 2006 above the northern hemisphere. The nine new galaxies were found in a small patch of sky above the southern hemisphere near the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. These galaxies are about a million times smaller and a billion times dimmer than the Milky Way itself. This makes them a challenge to find.

“These results are very puzzling,” Cambridge’s Wyn Evans says in a news release. “Perhaps they were once satellites that orbited the Magellanic Clouds and have been thrown out by the interaction of the Small and Large Magellanic Cloud. Perhaps they were once part of a gigantic group of galaxies that—along with the Magellanic Clouds—are falling into our Milky Way galaxy.”

“Dwarf satellites are the final frontier for testing our theories of dark matter,” Vasily Belokurov of Cambridge explains. “We need to find them to determine whether our cosmological picture makes sense.”

Read more at http://higherperspective.com/2015/03/dwarf-galaxies.html#7HxekdjrUHuMZsWE.99

http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/03/16/dwarf-galaxies-found-orbiting-the-milky-way-like-galactic-moons/

LoneWolf Sager – Milky Way Galaxy finds home in Laniakea Supercluster

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Galaxy superclusters are the biggest structures in the universe. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa discovered a new technique that maps the universe by redrawing boundaries. Our home supercluster is named Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. – LoneWolf & The Three Muskadoggies “Please…. Remember Our Homeless, Hospitalized & Disabled Veterans & Fallen Heroes! Thank You….America!” “WATCH OUT….(◑_◑)
LoneWolf Is On The Loose!”

Father God / Zorra – Big Changes For Your Earth, Galaxy and Beyond – Your recovery from control of invading colonizers ( Reptilians, Greys, Draconians ) – Codes of your DNA strands Now Being Activated by Cosmic Plasma Waves and Prime Creator – Channeler, Dr. Kathryn E May

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Part 200, Father God Tells of Earth, Galaxy and Beyond I would like to offer one more message to complete the book which is “When God Pinched My Toe” – the collaboration between Kathryn/Lady Portia and the Company of Heaven. We ask that it then be made available to the world in e-book form on her website.

It is time now to close this chapter of the story of the descent and final ascension of Planet Earth. Humankind has triumphed over the darkness which has kept them in the grip of unhappiness, suffering, illness and poverty for thousands of years. It is a story that goes back millions of years; it will be available and thoroughly understood once the planet and her beloved inhabitants have ascended to fulfill their destiny, which is to live in harmony and peace in the Paradise which is to be Mother Earth in her renewed state.

The Library of Porthologos is the depository of all records and information concerning the creation and history of all the Universe. It was one of the reasons Earth was created in this area of the Milky Way Galaxy. Humankind are the natural bearers of the knowledge of Creation; this is part of what is held in the codes of the DNA strands which are now being activated by the cosmic plasma waves and high vibrational energies from Prime Creator. It is an important part of what Earth will have to offer the world when she restores herself to the Light of Oneness.

The Library is located in Hollow Earth. It is available for the edification of all beings of the Light, and is currently under the care of the Agarthans who have been the protectors of all that is of the Light within Planet Earth. They are descendants of the high priests of Lemuria who have maintained a high dimensional civilization, waiting for the time when they could finally reveal themselves to offer their help, in league with all the Star Brothers and Sisters who have come from other galaxies and even other Universes. They have come via the use of “wormholes” – portals in the time/space fabric of the Multiverse which allow space travel across millions of light years.

Many travelers from afar are eager to take part in the learning available in Porthologos, and to establish links with other libraries across the Multiverse, in order to create a network of information resources which will be available to all. It will require the cooperation of humankind and their ability to organize and make available all that is within their soul memories – experiences, feelings, creative thinking and all forms of knowledge which they carry as a result of numerous incarnations here on Earth. This individual and shared knowledge will become available in holographic form for everyone who wishes to understand the creation and development of the human species and the planet which has harbored them through the phases of descent into Darkness and return to the Light.

You are now in the final phases of your recovery from having been under the control of invading colonizers – those you have known as the Reptilians, Greys and Draconians. Their grip has been loosened; their leaders have either turned to the Light to be restored or have been removed under the direction of Prime Creator. What remains now of their influence is the amalgam of thought patterns and residue of dark energy which was their legacy for thousands of years. This will be understood and addressed in a complete way when the Landings begin, and each human on the planet will be offered a mentor to help them recover and regain their balance. The goal will be to help every conscious being, including all the Kingdoms of Earth, from human to animal, vegetable and mineral, to raise their vibrations so that they can ascend to the level of the New Earth.

Now I will tell you about the changes which are to take place in the Hierarchy of Heaven when all of you have completed your Ascension. Mother God and I will be completing our assignment as the Creators and Stewards of the Milky Way Galaxy, just as you will eventually be completing your assignments as the Creators of the New Earth. It is part of our own ascension. We will be moving to a higher plane in order to take part in the creation of a new Universe – one which will offer expanded experiences for souls who have ascended in their work in this multidimensional universe and wish to experience new and previously unimagined challenges and pleasures.

As we move into other responsibilities, the Ascended Masters of your Earth along with those from other planets in your galaxy and beyond have been asked to step up to serve in our place. It will not surprise you to learn that your Sananda and Lady Nada have been asked to serve in our place. It will be an arrangement which will include a greater sharing of responsibilities, made possible because your Masters have worked together seamlessly and so effectively in the long process which has been the rescue and restoration of Planet Earth to the Light.

A new form of governance will be established in your galaxy which will rely more on the Council of One where all will combine their gifts and talents for the Greater Good, rather than the more hierarchical system which saw Us as your Omniscient and Omnipresent Masters.

The extensive talents and unique abilities of Sanat Kumara and Lady Venus, Archangel Michael and Celeste, Ashtar and Athena, Maitreya, Lanto, Metatron, Tartus and others will serve in capacities of responsibility in order to establish the Milky Way as a center of communications and training for the ascension of the entire Universe. Zaraya and Quazar will return to Hollow Earth to fulfill yet-to-be fully defined responsibilities.

St. Germain and Lady Portia, who are now acting as the Regents of Planet Earth, will be succeeded by Lucifer and Gabriella, whose dedication to the Earth Project has yet to be fully revealed.

St. Germain/Portia will serve side by side with Sananda/Nada as they do now, in an arrangement which might be compared to the Parliamentary Prime Minister/President assignments. You have learned of some of their exquisitely coordinated accomplishments in the past, as participants in the Jesus and Mary Magdalene Project, as virtual Chairman and CEO of ancient and present assignments, or teamed up as Advisors and Implementers, as Nada and Portia have done so well in this lifetime.

Of course, in the Spirit realms, the work is always in the service of increasing Light. All activities are designed to allow the growth of the soul in ascension toward Pure Light and Pure Love. All responsibilities, all work is directed toward this end; there is no other goal but to take part in the expansion and ascension toward the glorious merging as One with the great original energy we call Prime Creator.

In the coming weeks, you will be learning a great deal about what it means to ascend. Those of you who still have some work to do will be given all the help and encouragement you need to learn how to raise you vibration to the 100% level. In doing so, you will allow yourself the great pleasure of being completely without fear, completely at peace, and absolutely resolved to join your Ascended Masters in the glorious celebration which will mark the graduation day for each one of you.

It is an entirely individual matter, one which will be determined by, for and with yourself alone. No one can raise you up, any more than anyone can breathe or think for you. It will be entirely up to you how quickly or how slowly you decide to rise above this 3-dimensional plane to begin your life in a 5th dimensional form. It will be very different, yes, but there will be nothing about the transition that is painful or regrettable. All those who are dear to you in this life will be given the same chance for growth, and they will proceed at their own pace. No one will be left behind.

These mysteries will become clear to you when you leave this lower dimensional experience to raise yourself, with your present body, to the higher dimensional healing chambers, where you will be able to choose how you will represent yourself should you wish to use your body to once again descend to a lower vibration, to assist in the completion of the Earth project or for similar purposes elsewhere.

After you complete your Ascension, you will have the option to go wherever you wish in the Universe. The 5th dimension is the portal to other dimensions, other realities. Some of you who have come from distant planets to share this experience with us will be able to return home with your brothers and sisters; there are mother ships here from many planets to pick up their beloved ones. Others will decide to remain here with us until the entire project is completed. You have learned a great deal in your time here on Earth, and your service to your fellow humans will be greatly appreciated.

Every soul must be saved. No one, even those who have played the roles of the darkest of the dark cabal members, will be denied their chance to learn to Love again. It may take some time for them to grasp the truth that they no longer have the choice to continue with thoughts and actions which bring suffering to others. They will be taught to see the world as we do, in its entirety, including the intricate interactions which make it impossible to act in a vacuum. They will be educated with our powerful methods which include being able to experience holographically the lives and feelings of others. Denial becomes nearly impossible when the events which had been whitewashed and reinterpreted to suit one’s greed or arrogance are revealed and felt viscerally, in perfectly accurate detail.

You were each created with the capacity for love and empathy. It is in your make-up, even if one has been completely brainwashed into an ego state of suspicion, hatred, viciousness and violence. Healing for those individuals who have suffered excruciating physical abuse and sadistic psychological torture – and there are many – may require patience on the part of the student who must learn first to love him/herself before they can begin to love others. We are dedicated to providing gentle guidance, endless compassion, and if necessary, a bit of tough love, to convince each soul that it is not possible to simply opt out of Love and Light without uncomfortable consequences.

We have told you before, but we will reiterate now: we do not punish. No soul will be cast into Hell. There is no such place, and no action on our part which would resemble punishment. Each individual will choose their own path, with full preparation and knowledge of what they are to expect. All are invited to ascend with their brothers and sisters. Should anyone choose not to ascend, they will be provided another place in which to learn their further soul lessons, for this is the way of the Universe. All souls are born to a path of ascension; whether quickly or slowly, all beings in the Universe grow and expand. Just as the children around you grow into adults, and saplings grow into mature trees, so souls grow and evolve along their eternal path.

This path of Ascension has been granted to you by special agreement between humankind and your Creators. You are now at the end of a four million year cycle which will be complete when the last Earth soul accomplishes his/her ascension to the 5th dimension. At that time, Mother Earth will be granted her long-awaited opportunity to cleanse herself completely of the residue of this current civilization and will return to her original pristine state.

Once Gaia has completely recovered from the toxins and misuse of her resources, humankind in their new state of enlightenment and harmony will be able to return to live in the 5th dimensional Paradise which has been promised. Earth will then become a glorious center of Golden Age learning, a model of Ascension Completed for the whole Multiverse. And humankind will continue on its ambitious path to Create wonders for all the cosmos to enjoy and benefit from.

Many will choose to remain in Hollow Earth among the friends and loved ones who have traveled with them over long lifetimes; others will adventure far and wide across the cosmos; still others will join with us to help in the creation of the New Universe. All talents and abilities will be used in the fulfillment of each soul, without restriction by any oppressive structures or institutions. Little governance will be needed; 5th dimensional planets are governed by Universal Law – a fundamental understanding of the Cosmic Golden Rule.

Mother God speaks as one with me when I express the deep and endless Love we feel for each and every soul on our dear Planet Earth. We have tended to your aches and pains and wept tears of joy for your triumphs. We have shared in your feelings and your thoughts; we know your births and deaths and rebirths, and we have loved you every step along the path we have shared. Your triumphs lift us up; your expansion is ours as well. All the Universe shares in your magnificent achievement, for it is the catalyst which will drive the expansion of the entire Multiverse into a New Golden Age.

We share this historic moment with you, our beloved children, in great Joy. We wish you Peace, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Abundance and much, much Love.

We are now and forever, yours in service, Mother and Father God.

Transcribed by Kathryn E. May, March 24, 2014, 1 am, New York

Permission is granted to share or copy these messages, providing no additions or alterations are done, and credit is given to the channel and the website, www.whoneedslight.org.

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Massive Outflows Pouring Out Of Milky Way’s Center

mage Caption: The new-found outflows of particles (pale blue) from the galactic Center. The background image is the whole Milky Way at the same scale. The curvature of the outflows is real, not a distortion caused by the imaging process. Credit: radio image -- E. Carretti (CSIRO); radio data -- S-PASS team; optical image -- A. Mellinger (Central Michigan University); scientific imager, E. Bressert (CSIRO)

Massive Outflows Pouring Out Of Milky Way’s Center

by Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com

Astronomers using CSIRO’s 210-feet Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia have found monstrous outflows of charged particles coming from the center of our galaxy.

The researchers said that the outflows contain an extraordinary amount of energy, reaching about a million times the energy of an exploding star.

Although the outflows are shooting out at over 600 miles per second, they pose no danger to Earth or the solar system.

“They are not coming in our direction, but go up and down from the galactic plane,” said CSIRO’s Dr. Ettore Carretti. “We are 30,000 light-years away from the galactic center, in the plane. They are no danger to us.”

The new-found outflows of particles (pale blue) from the galactic Center. The background image is the whole Milky Way at the same scale. The curvature of the outflows is real, not a distortion caused by the imaging process. Credit: radio image — E. Carretti (CSIRO); radio data — S-PASS team; optical image — A. Mellinger (Central Michigan University); scientific imager, E. Bressert (CSIRO)

The outflows extend 50,000 light-years from top to bottom out of the galactic plane, which equals half the diameter of the Milky Way.

Astronomers said the outflows stretch about two-thirds across the sky from horizon to horizon, and correspond to a “haze” of microwave emission previously spotted by the WMAP and Planck space telescopes.

These telescopes did not provide enough evidence to indicate definitively the source of the radiation they detected, but the new Parkes observations do.

“The options were a quasar-like outburst from the black hole at the galactic center, or star-power — the hot winds from young stars, and exploding stars,” said team member Dr. Gianni Bernardi of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “Our observations tell us it’s star-power.”

The outflows appear to have been driven by many generations of stars forming and exploding in the galactic center over the past hundred million years. In order to determine this, astronomers had to measure the outflows’ magnetic fields.

“We did this by measuring a key property of the radio waves from the outflows — their polarization,” said team member Dr. Roland Crocker of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Australian National University.

The latest observations of the outflows help to answer one of astronomy’s biggest questions about our galaxy: how it is able to generate and maintain its magnetic field.

“The outflow from the galactic center is carrying off not just gas and high-energy electrons, but also strong magnetic fields,” said team member Dr. Marijke Haverkorn of Radboud University in The Netherlands. “We suspect this must play a big part in generating the galaxy’s overall magnetic field.”