Local Bubble


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    • Researchers from the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have generated a 3D magnetic map of the cavity called Local Bubble.

    About Local Bubble

    • The Local Bubble is a 1,000-light-year-wide cavity or a superbubble.
      •  Other superbubbles also exist in the Milky Way
      • Space is full of these superbubbles that trigger the formation of new stars and planets and influence the overall shapes of galaxies
    • The Local Bubble is thought to have originated from supernovae roughly 14 million years ago.  
      • Supernova is a cosmic explosion occurring when stars meet their end.
    • Relevance  :It has been that  this map is a starting point for expanding our understanding of the superbubbles throughout our galaxy,
      • New research on a giant cosmic cavity that surrounds the solar system could reveal the universe’s secrets, including questions about the origins of stars.