Enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky and moving at supersonic speeds, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO’s 64-m Parkes radio telescope.
Recent observations of the phenomenon were made by a team of astronomers from Australia, the USA, Italy and The Netherlands, with the findings reported in the January 2 issue of Nature.
- Our galaxy’s ‘geysers’ are towers of power (phys.org)
- Geysers from the Galaxy’s heart (csironewsblog.com)
- Galactic geysers fuelled by star stuff (nanowerk.com)
- Giant Gas Geysers Erupting from Milky Way Galaxy (livescience.com)
- Exploding stars drive Galactic geysers (go.theregister.com)