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South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope discovers giant radio ‘bubbles’ at centre of Milky Way

12 Sep 2019, 08:00 UTC
South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope discovers giant radio ‘bubbles’ at centre of Milky Way SARAO. Adapted from results published in Heywood et al. 2019.

An international team of astronomers using South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope has discovered enormous balloon-like structures that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the centre of our galaxy.

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