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NASA discovers a 1,000-light-year-wide cosmic bubble around Earth

Sci-Nature News

November 26, 2022

The Milky Way is blowing a star-forming bubble, and we’re in the middle of it.Star formation in the 500 light-years around Earth is being driven by a cosmic bubble known as the Local bubble, as seen in this artist’s concept.Think “bubbles,” and you may think “soap” or “gum.”

But not Catherine Zucker, currently a Hubble Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute and a former researcher with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Zucker’s interest in bubbles is cosmic. And she and her collaborators have found new insights about a bubble in which our solar system sits. 

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