Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Black-Hearted Black Hole

There is a fight going on somewhere out there. Daniel Evans, with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics says,

"What we're looking at is a really extraordinary act of violence by a black hole," he says. "We can see that a very powerful jet of particles is being ejected from a supermassive black hole in the center of a distant galaxy, and there's an unfortunate neighboring galaxy that has moved directly into its line of fire. Not only does this cause the jet to be significantly disrupted, but it may actually have disastrous consequences for any Earthlike planets that happen to lie in its path."
And to make matters worse, I'll bet that galaxy is acting unilaterally!

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