- BRIGHT SIDE Published on Jun 22, 2019
It all started around 10 years ago when NASA launched the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. This wasn’t your standard “point-and-shoot” telescope. It’s much more an advanced piece of equipment that literally opened a huge window on the Universe. So, when you observe the sky through this telescope rather than with your own eyes, you’d be looking at a totally different picture! When the astronomers started getting data back from the Fermi telescope, they noticed that the center of our galaxy was emitting a lot more gamma radiation than its outskirts. To put it simply, something is glowing incredibly bright right in the middle of the Milky Way! But the most perplexing thing is that no one has been able to find an exact explanation for this phenomenon for nearly a decade!