Image Credit: NASA Goddard; A. Mellinger, CMU; T. Linden, Univ. of Chicago
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope astronomers report evidence of a diffuse gamma ray emission excess that is centered on the Galactic center and extends radially outwards in all directions for a distance of about 5000 light years before disappearing below the background threshold level. When astronomers carefully subtract all known gamma-ray sources from the telescope's large array image of the galactic center, a patch of leftover emission remains. This excess appears most prominent at energies between 1 and 3 billion electron volts (GeV) -- energies roughly a billion times greater than those of visible light photons.
This is excellent proof of the existence of superwaves. In 1997, well before the discovery of the gamma ray bubbles, the EGRET Gamma Ray Telescope reported the discovery of a diffuse gamma ray emission surrounding the Milky Way and extending to high latitudes above and below the galactic plane. The discovery was considered a mystery because it could not be contributed by cosmic rays from known point sources in the Galaxy. In the 1998 update to my dissertation Galactic Superwaves and their Impact on the Earth, I explained that this emission is precisely what is expected to be produced by superwaves propagating away from the Galactic core and also pointed out that correlates of this diffuse emission are found also at X-ray and radio wavelengths.
What is described in this new news release from the Fermi Telescope group is the detection of essentially the same diffuse emission but concentrated at even higher intensities around the Galactic core. Since I registered my superwave prediction about the origin of the diffuse gamma ray emission in 1998, this recent finding is one more verification of the superwave theory (to be added to the list of many other verifications that I need to include in the posted list of superwave theory verifications). It is significant that the gamma ray energies are said to be in the 1 - 3 Gev range since the cosmic rays producing them would need to have even higher energies, e.g., at least above 100 Gev. Studies of the diffuse gamma ray emission flares coming from the Crab Nebula, which is in the midst of the 14,000 year BP superwave, indicate the presence cosmic ray electrons having energies of 10 million billion electron volts, hence over a million times greater than the gamma ray energies observed toward the Galactic center.
It is also significant that this diffuse halo is circular in shape indicating that the cosmic rays producing it propagate radially away from the Galactic center in all directions. This is exactly what the superwave theory has always maintained. The Fermi bubble features that extend above and below the galactic plane simply indicate a slight enhancement in these polar directions because the superwave cosmic rays encounter less resistance when traveling toward higher latitudes.
Unfortunately, as usual, the astronomical community has messed up in their interpretation of this emission. Astronomers at the Fermi Lab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) in Batavia, Illinois are now suggesting that this diffuse gamma ray excess is produced by the annihilation of hypothetical particles of dark matter. See NASA article below:
Perhaps they hadn't heard that the dark matter theory has recently been essentially disproven by the stunning results of M. Milgrom's MOND (Modified Newtonian Dynamics) theory which obviates the need for postulating the existence of dark matter in galaxies. Incidentally, the MOND theory is compatible with the predictions of subquantum kinetics. Will they ever get it right?