Scientists have found pieces of evidence of a flare which punched so far out of the Galaxy, that the impact was felt about 200,000 light-years away.
A titanic is a beam of energy that expanding, that sprang from a supermassive black hole into the center of the Milky Way about 3.5 million years ago. This way, it sent a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both of the poles of the Galaxy, and then out in the space.
This is what scientists found from the research that they conducted, under the leadership of Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn from ASTRO 3D. It will be published in The Astrophysical Journal.
How did it happen?
This phenomenon is known as a Seyfert flare, and it was created by two huge ‘ionization cones,’ which got to the Milky Way. It first started with a small diameter found near a black hole, and it grew when it exited the Galaxy.
The flare was so powerful that it had an impact in the Magellanic Stream, which is a long trail of gas, which extended from the close dwarf galaxies that are named the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The Magellanic Stream is found at about 200,000 light-years from the Milky Way.
This explosion was way too massive, and it is possibly the reason that triggered a nuclear activity that’s associated with a black hole, that’s known to be Sagittarius A – Sgr A. this one is about 4.2 million times bigger than our Sun.
This event took place some million years ago in the history of Milky Way. This comes from Professor Lisa Kewley, Director of ASTRO 3D.