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Milky Way bubbles could signal massive black hole eruption - CSMonitor.com

Scientists have detected two gigantic bubbles of high-energy radiation spilling out from the Milky Way's center that may have erupted from a supermassive black hole.

The mysterious structures each span 25,000 light-years across, meaning that together they cover more than half the area of the visible sky, and are emitting gamma rays, the highest-energy wavelength of light.

The bulbous features may be evidence of a burst of star formation a few million years ago, researchers said. Or they may have been produced when a supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy gobbled up a bunch of gas and dust.

The newly discovered structures remain an enigma for now, scientists said. [New photo of gamma-ray bubbles]

"We don't fully understand their nature or origin," said study leader Doug Finkbeiner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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This is just insane. It will be interesting to see what they figure out about these.
 

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Woooah. :eek: Location-wise, that makes sense, though, considering, so their black hole theory sounds like a pretty logical explanation.
 

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Wonderful. Just wonderful. They found some of the Great Old Ones.

DON'T POKE THEM, PEOPLE. HASTUR NEEDS ITS SLEEP.
 

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