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Giant Energetic Bubbles Adorn the Milky Way

26 Apr 2011, 05:00 UTC
Giant Energetic Bubbles Adorn the Milky Way
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In 2010 astrophysicists found a pair of, well, blobs hovering above and below the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. The blobs are huge--30,000 light-years tall--and glowing with gamma rays. Researchers called them Fermi bubbles, after the Fermi space telescope that spotted them. But what on Earth--I mean, what in the Milky Way--could produce them? [More]

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