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Two enormous, gamma-ray-emitting structures are bubbling out of the center of our galaxy. And astronomers have no idea what caused them. These bubbles, which stretch an astonishing 25,000 light years above and below the galactic plane, are invisible to the naked eye. But astronomers working with data from the Fermi space telescope, which detects gamma rays, were able to see the structures.
Scientists now are conducting more analyses to better understand how the never-before-seen structure was formed. The bubble emissions are much more energetic than the gamma-ray fog seen elsewhere in the Milky Way. The bubbles also appear to have well-defined edges. The structure's shape and emissions suggest it was formed as a result of a large and relatively rapid energy release - the source of which remains a mystery.
One possibility includes a particle jet from the supermassive black hole at the galactic center. In many other galaxies, astronomers see fast particle jets powered by matter falling toward a central black hole. While there is no evidence the Milky Way's black hole has such a jet today, it may have in the past. The bubbles also may have formed as a result of gas outflows from a burst of star formation, perhaps the one that produced many massive star clusters in the Milky Way's center several million years ago.
We argue that these Galactic gamma-ray bubbles were most likely created by some large episode of
energy injection in the Galactic center, such as past accretion events onto the central massive black
hole, or a nuclear starburst in the last ∼ 10 Myr.
Originally posted by FalselyFlagged
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Yeah, you'll learn how to spot crackpots easier after wasting your time learning the hard way.
Rodin is a quack.
Check out this 4 hour documentary / series on the work of Frank Znidarsic... real physics with REAL math to back it up (like as in physics equations, not just numbers LOL)
nothing can escape the gravity of a black hole lol
except hawking radiation
except gamma rays
so is this a look at what happens to all those electrons wizzing around atoms when they are sucked into a black hole