Cosmic Orcs? Scientists capture best-ever picture of eerie ‘strange radio circles’ in space

Astronomers have for the first time imaged a strange circle in space in high resolution as they try to figure out how these mysterious structures form.

The enigmatic shapes, known as odd radio circles (ORCs), were first spotted in 2019 in images from Australia’s Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Consisting of 36 colossal dishes in Western Australia, ASKAP maps the entire night sky in radio waves and begins to see circles at various points.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.