An ‘Old Faithful’ Active Galaxy

Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

The Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park is viewed by over a million people each year to watch a jet of regular blasts of boiling water high in the air.

An international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent to Old Faithful, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days. Data was collected from NASA’s Swift Observatory and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Facilities.

Click the link below to read the information and to watch a quick video about it.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-missions-help-investigate-an-old-faithful-active-galaxy

Courtesy of NASA’s website