Giant radio bubbles gush out near the Milky Way’s central black hole

Giant radio bubbles gush out near the Milky Way’s central black hole
The Siliconreview
12 September, 2019

Researchers have found out new radio bubbles that split out from the central black hole that is considered as the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Many such colossal bubbles emanate from the center of the galaxy, which emits radio waves. Space researchers recently reported that these bubbles extend hundreds of light-years, in the plane of the Milky Way and these structures are the result of a mob of stars formed around the black hole, that could have eventually exploded in supernovas, expelling their innards. They form "one piece of the mosaic" at the central part of the galaxy.

The image of these ethereal bubbles was captured on September 11th, at the South African Radio Astronomy observatory (MeerKAT), with a radio telescope, consistingof an array of 64 dishes which was spread across eight kilometers near Carnarvon. This telescope began capturing images since 2018. These glimpses of new radio wave bubbles will help scientists to determine and identify the origins of previously uncovered oddities, which include; radio filaments. This discovery will pave the way to know the formation and function of radio filaments.

This will give a clear connection between the outflows and illumination of these radio filaments. The astronomers reported that these bubbles also emit X-rays. These radio filaments will overlap with the newly spotted radio structures, which will help the researchers about their common origin. Earlier reports revealed that there were also enormous gamma-ray bubbles, much larger than the X-ray and radio structures that were found on either side of the galaxy.