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Fermi Image of Gamma-ray Bubbles

Caption: A giant gamma-ray structure was discovered by processing Fermi all-sky data at energies from 1 to 10 billion electron volts, shown here. The dumbbell-shaped feature (center) emerges from the galactic center and extends 50 degrees north and south from the plane of the Milky Way, spanning the sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.

Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT/D. Finkbeiner et al.

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