1 2 Ja n 20 09 Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields

The strength of the total magnetic field in our Milky Way from r adio Zeeman and synchrotron measurements is about 6μG near the Sun and several mG in dense clouds, pulsar wind nebu lae, and filaments near the Galactic Center. Diffuse polarized radio emission and Faraday rotation of th e polarized emission from pulsars and background sources sh ow many small… CONTINUE READING