galaxy glee

This pic is earning heaps of buzz, the first time we’ve seen a glowing bubble 1,000 light years across.

Whip-lashed from its galaxy, a 600,000 mph jet of hot gas and ultra-fast particles has been slamming into this interstellar balloon at least 200,000 years. Woot!

If the black hole at the center of this spinning galaxy were shrunk to the size of a soccer ball, the ‘jet’ would be traveling from our Sun to beyond Pluto.