Something weird is happening in our galaxy – Ashkbiz Danehkar

From TED Ed.

Explore the massive structures known as the Fermi bubbles, and dig into the prevailing theories about how they came to be.

In 2010, NASA announced the discovery of a never-before-seen galactic object: two gigantic gaseous bubbles, each emanating an impressive 25,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way. Astronomers were perplexed: what created these structures? And could this mean that the black hole at the center of our galaxy was waking up? Ashkbiz Danehkar explores the possible origins of the Fermi bubbles.

Lesson by Ashkbiz Danehkar, directed by Igor Coric, Artrake Studio.

Credits for images, videos, and simulations featured in the animation:
– Fermi Bubble graphic image in thumbnail: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
– eROSITA telescope logo: MPE, Johannes Buchner
– Crab Supernova Explosion: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
– Westerlund 2, Hubble’s 25th anniversary image: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
– The Veil Supernova Explosion: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
– Galactic centre region: NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC and STScI
– Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279: ESO/M. Kornmesser
– Fermi gamma-ray lobes animation: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
– Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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