Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NASA Gamma Ray Telescope Picks Up Ominous Image

Why did an entire galaxy 7.2 billion light years away from us suddenly flare up like an exploding sun* recently? And why does the red stuff look like it's floating off my monitor? (optical illusion there...)



"We're looking right down the barrel of a particle jet powered by the galaxy's supermassive black hole," said Gino Tosti at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Perugia, Italy. 

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* I stole that line from "Space Seed," an old Star Trek episode


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