Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fermi Bubbles of the Milky Way (Picture of the Day: 1/2/13)

Fermi bubbles. Source

Recently, enormous radiation emitting bubbles have been discovered jutting out from the center of the Milky Way like two door knobs on either side of a door. These radiation bubbles appear to be powered by star formation regions in the center of the galaxy that are emitting energy on the order of one million super novae. That's a lot of power.
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