Observations of linear polarization in our Galaxy at centimeter wavelengths show unexpected objects and structural details. Little or no corresponding total-intensity emission from these polarization structures has been detected. These achievements in Galactic research reveal a new tool to probe the Galactic magnetic fields and the interstellar medium. It is the aim of this contribution to review some of these polarization structures and to report on recently detected features.
The Magnetized Interstellar Medium
- Pub Date:
- February 2004