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au6 magnetic field

The magnetic field strength and topology of a simulated Milky Way galaxy near redshift zero. Color encodes the magnitude of the magnetic field, while thin lines show its local directionality. The image shows Auriga 6, from the Auriga set of cosmological zoom simulations to inform the rapidly growing field of "Galactic archaeology" that aims to determine the formation history of the Milky Way from chemo-dynamical information of many individual stars.

Methods: line integral convolution (LIC)