Towering balloon-like features discovered near centre of the Milky Way | University of Oxford

Artist composite image featuring the new radio image with giant radio bubbles. T

Artist composite image featuring the new radio image with giant radio bubbles. The bright region in the centre of the Galactic plane is the home of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. The images features dishes in the MeerKAT radio array. Credit: SARAO / Oxford / NRAO / AUI / NSF

An international team of astronomers including members from the University of Oxford, has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the centre of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our galaxy.


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