Since THIS is REAL “But Alderan is Peaceful, We Have No Pants!” Stuff

For the first time astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole blasting its galactic neighbor with a deadly beam of energy.
The “death star galaxy,” as NASA astronomers called it, could obliterate the atmospheres of planets but also trigger the birth of stars in its wake of its destructive beam. Fortunately, the cosmic violence is a safe distance from our own neck of the cosmos.

This composite image shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy, at left, striking the edge of another galaxy. The image combines X-ray emissions seen by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (purple), optical and ultraviolet data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red and orange) and radio emissions from the Very Large Array and the MERLIN array (blue).

…maybe letting Hubble go blind would be a bad idea.

2 Responses to “Since THIS is REAL “But Alderan is Peaceful, We Have No Pants!” Stuff”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Heh. The first photo of an interstellar fart!

  2. Gunslinger says:

    We need to keep searching through and observing more of the universe.

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