Astroboffins eyeball MONSTER GAS HALO hugging Andromeda Galaxy

Does our own Milky Way have a similar disk of light?

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

What up with word "boffin" or "astroboffin" as we have here? I first recall hearing (or rather reading) it just some months ago. Boffin sounds like some kind of bird. Is it the same as a "maven," which I think is Yiddish and proabably much older. Does it mean a expert or just an enthusiast or what? (I’ve looked it up, but still am not sure.)

 

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