Sub-arcsecond radio continuum observations of the Galactic center region at lambda 6 and 2cm reveal a 0.5'' diameter source with a shell-like morphology. This source is linearly polarized at a level of 16% at lambda 6cm and has a steep nonthermal spectrum with spectral index 1.6 between lambda 6 and 2 cm. The distance to this source is not known but the large rotation measure value of 3000 rad m-2 suggests that G359.87+0.18 is likely to be located in the inner Galaxy or at an extragalactic distance. We discuss possible interpretations of this object as a recent supernova, a very young supernova remnant, a nova remnant, or an extragalactic source. All possibilities are highly problematic.
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