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Iconic Image Of Distant Spiral Galaxy Intrigues Researchers About Its Vast Magnetic Field

Iconic Image Of Distant Spiral Galaxy Intrigues Researchers About Its Vast Magnetic Field
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New image of NGC 4217, a galaxy 67 million light-years from the Milky Way has shown that while most galaxies can appear nice and tidy, some of them come in a multitude of sizes and shapes.

According to reports, the latest image show NGC 4217 has a vast and complex magnetic field that stretches 22,500 light-years into space around it. Researchers hope that these new images of NGC 4217 will help them understand galactic magnetic fields a little better and the knowledge will help them unfold mysteries of distant galaxies.

Galaxy with a large magnetic field

A magnetic field is a form of invisible force that is exerted on particles that are magnetically sensitive.

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