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2004-May-21, 10:11 PM
Starburst Eye of a Galaxy Produces a Cosmic Shower (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=14266)

Combining images from orbiting and ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has located the eye of a cosmic hurricane: the source of the 1 million mile-per-hour winds that shower intergalactic space from the galaxy M82.

Situated 10 million light years from our own galaxy, the Milky Way, M82 is one of the most studied objects in the sky. Known as a starburst galaxy for the intense, bright clusters of young stars at its heart, M82 is also characterized by massive jets of hot gas -- tens of thousands of light years long -- that blast into intergalactic space perpendicular to the starry plane of the galaxy.

2004-May-22, 04:03 PM
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