Bubbles and Filaments at the Heart of the Milky Way

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From the analysis of all available data collected by the satellite XMM-Newton in the range of the X-rays, an international team has established the most detailed map of the hot gas of the central region of the Galaxy.   Bubbles, lobes and filaments are listed in this study, some for the first time. This gas,… Read more »

Rocketing prices: The investors eyeing the riches of space

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By Sarah Cruddas 11 August 2015 Space has long been off-limits to most of us. It’s almost 60 years since the launch of Sputnik 1 heralded the birth of the space age. Since then people have walked on the moon, robotic rovers have trundled across the Martian surface and a wealth of probes have explored… Read more »