Scientists in Australia have discovered a rare self-rotating object in the Milky Way. Tyrone Odoherty, a research student at Curtin University, was the first to discover a “strange” object that emits a gigantic energy every 18.18 minutes. The Milky Way, or Milky Way, is a galaxy containing the solar system, which includes our earth and other planets.
Researchers at the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Australia say that although energy-emitting objects have been recorded in the universe before, an object that emits a powerful force of about one minute is extremely unusual. Research is ongoing to find out what the unknown object is.
The incident happened while mapping radio waves. ICRAR researchers point out that this is a rare object that astronomers have not yet discovered. “Every 18.18 minutes, like a clockwork, this object emits energy.” -Natasha Hurley-Walker, the team leader and astronomer who studied it after the discovery, said.
The object was detected using a low-frequency radio telescope known as the Murchison Widefield Array, located in the uninhabited western part of Australia. Natasha said the object appeared during observation and occasionally disappeared.
“It simply came to our notice then. It was a horrible experience for an astronomer because he did not know there was such a thing in the sky. ” They added. At 4,000 light-years from Earth, this object is extremely bright and has a strong magnetic field.
However, researchers say that the object found in the Milky Way may have been a complete ‘white dwarf’ star or a neutron star.