'Local Hot Bubble' Reveals Secrets Of Mysterious X-Ray Glow (VIDEO)

July 30, 2014 5:22 PM

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A NASA-funded instrument helped clear up a decades-old mystery about a "fog" of low-energy X-rays covering the entire sky.

The research helped confirmed that much of this glow comes from million-degree interstellar plasma called the "local hot bubble" (LHB). The study also established a limit on the amount of energy X-rays produced within our solar system by solar wind.

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