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Article about the Milky Way galaxy and its connection with giant gamma-ray bubbles


AlasBabylon 8 Mar 23
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I wonder if other galaxies have them ?

Fernapple Level 8 Mar 23, 2019

It must have taken months for a rocket to get out in space far enough to take this photo!

indirect76 Level 7 Mar 23, 2019

At the fastest current rocket speeds approx. 30 billion years... It's not a photo...

@RichieO That is certainly many many months and yes, technically it’s not a photo because they probably used some type of charge-coupled device and no film was involved.


Is anyone else thinking it’s Hawking radiation from the giant black hole at the center of the galaxy?

I don’t think so. Gamma rays are being emitted from these two bubble refmgions, not from the center of the galaxy.


Too cool!

AnneWimsey Level 9 Mar 23, 2019

It's especially amazing to consider that the chimneys stretch for hundreds of light years...and the bubbles so much further still!

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