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LINK The Center of the Milky Way Exploded 3.5 Million Years Ago, Shooting Radiation 200,000 Light-Years Into Space


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Yea, I remember that. It was quite a show!

Bobby9 Level 8 Oct 8, 2019

In our own "back yard" even...


Quite a few galaxies can be seen to be emitting these gigantic jets of radiation, presumed to be the reaction of the accretion disk to entering the event horizon or simply being spun up to relativistic velocities. As galaxies eat each other, on rare occasions, super-massive black holes collide, but they likely orbit each other for some time. I recall seeing one galaxy that had two of these gigantic radiation jets spewing in opposite directions, and on both sides, the jets slightly coiled around each other signifying a stable gravitational orbit. It's notable that the jets could even attain the level of parallel alignment. Or would it be inevitable?

racocn8 Level 7 Oct 8, 2019

"From chaos, comes order" Friedrich Nietzsche (quoting the Latin Proverb Ordo Ab Chao)


Holy shit

bobwjr Level 9 Oct 7, 2019

Long, long ago, in a galaxy not so far away...

mcgeo52 Level 8 Oct 7, 2019
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