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Science Journal: Solar system found to be surrounded by vast protective bubble

Science Journal

Scientists say our entire solar system appears to be in a bubble.

The Local Bubble, as it is called, is 300 light years across and its presence explains why there is little dust and gas as seen elsewhere in space, scientists say.

For decades experts wondered why the space between stars and planets is filled with dust, gas and more, yet our own solar system is virtually empty.

They say it all happened when an exploding supernova near our solar system 10 million years ago blew all the dust and gas away and left us surrounded by a more or less protective bubble of hot gas.

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Grendel53 08/29/14 - 12:53 am
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Well that's comforting. Just

Well that's comforting.
Just coincidence?

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