Sunday, December 30, 2007

Black Hole Death Ray

I wonder if this is akin to hair rays?
It's a real-life death ray.

A supermassive black hole blasting is destroying everything in its path with a deadly beam of energy.

Scientists captured images of a jet of radiation shooting out of a black hole at the center of one distant galaxy and striking the edge of its neighboring galaxy 20,000 light-years away. [The distance from Earth to the center of the Milky Way.]

Dubbed the 'death star' by NASA scientists the death ray destructive beam can obliterate the atmospheres of planets but may also trigger the birth of new stars.

Fortunately, 3C321 is approximately 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.

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