An international team of astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics discovered the amount of charged particles flowing from the Milky Way’s center is far greater than expected. Scientists recently obtained a new scan from XMM-Newton satellite connecting these observations to all archival data.
The newly discovered plasma might be associated with an mixture of hot gas permeating the Galaxy’s central regions which appears to be fed by continuous or episodic outflows of mass and energy from the Milky Way’s core. Similar structures are occasionally observed at the center of other galaxies. Such large energy releases have a profound impact on the evolution of interstellar matter at the Galactic center.