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The Giant Fermi Bubbles in the Milky Way [Video]




Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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This month’s Scientific American includes a first-person account of how astronomers discovered the Fermi bubbles, lobes of gamma-ray radiation that tower over the galaxy. This video from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows what the bubbles look like in the data, along with an artist’s conception that illustrates how massive they are.

 

Video and image courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

This article was originally published with the title "Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way."

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