NASA was recently in the spotlight when the space agency had to make a tough decision after weighing the risk for various science missions amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
A lot of NASA centers are switching to mandatory telework these days in order to confront the speak of the coronavirus.
It’s been revealed that new info from NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope is detailing what could be the most powerful phenomena in the universe – the quasar tsunami.
This is a cosmic storm of such terrifying proportions that can tear apart an entire galaxy.
“No other phenomena carries more mechanical energy,” according to the principal investigator Nahum Arav of Virginia Tech in a statement.
He continued and said that “The winds are pushing hundreds of solar masses of material each year. The amount of mechanical energy that these outflows carry is up to several hundreds of times higher than the luminosity of the entire Milky Way galaxy.”
Quasar tsunamis, described in more papers
Experts have described the devastating phenomena in more papers that have been published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplements.
A quasar is a type of supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy that is spitting out massive amounts of energy.
Futurism writes that in a quasar tsunami, this phenomenon is spinning out of any control and it’s heating stellar material to billions of degrees, which you can imagine is something incredibly powerful. The stellar material is then thrown into space.
It’s been also revealed that experts believe that such quasar tsunamis could explain why there are so few huge galaxies out there in the universe.
According to the info coming from the online publication mentioned above, after a galaxy is reaching a certain size, its central black hole will ‘go postal in a quasar tsunami’ says Futurism and after that, all hell breaks loose.