New Horizons probe detected galactic Lyman-Alpha radiation

Lyman Alpha is a specific line in electromagnetic spectrum, which is emitted when an electron jumps from 2nd orbital state to the 1st one. In inner solar system the Lyman-Alpha radiation from the Sun is prevalent, but beyond the orbit of Pluto, the galactic variety comes to light.

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