Looking for a source of renewable electricity? Researchers at the University of Toronto have found some serious current emanating from a huge cosmic jet 2 billion light years from Earth. At 1018 amps, the current is the strongest current ever seen, equalling something like a trillion bolts of lightning.
The awesome current was found around the galaxy 3C303, whose core is the origin of a massive matter jet. While measuring the alignment of radio waves around 3C303, the researchers noticed a swift and sudden shift in the alignment of those radio waves, the telltale sign of an electrical current.
Why exactly this is happening is unclear, but the researchers speculate that the black hole at the galaxy's heart plays a role, its magnetic fields generating this current that is so strong that it lights up the matter jet and helps to drive it outward. Way outward. The jet reaches out some 150,000 light years into interstellar space--farther than the estimated diameter of the Milky Way.
if only we had Tesla's wireless energy receiver!!! darn you, you pigeon loving fool!! SMH I bet he's laughing wherever he is lol
wow thats really really far.
@Yosemite Damn J.P.Morgan, He was the one who undermined the wardenclyffe project!
At least it was the strongest observed current 2 billion years ago.
Wow! What a coincidence that this happened to be right around two billion. I wonder why it couldn't of been 1,910,570,000 instead being a closer estimate? I know two billion sounds like a cool number, but they can at least be a little more accurate.
Extraterrestrial life, they are building a trans-galactic bypass obviously
@jsbrads: Were building a trans-galactic bypass, it was 2 billion years ago so I would figure they probably finished by this point.
i have a question you can turn matter into energy right? but how do you turn energy into matter?
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When we take energy from matter we are either breaking chemical bonds between atoms, taking the energy from fission (which breaks an element into lighter ones) or fusion (which puts elements together to create larger ones). In terms of both of these you aren't actually converting the matter completely into energy. The only way we know how to do this is to have matter and anti matter come in contact. So for you question of turning energy to matter, that is currently impossible for us. All you can do with the energy is either create chemical bonds between atoms (which can be broken later, releasing energy) or use energy for the fusion or fission of atoms (yes this can also require energy).
Every time you add energy to a compound to trigger a reaction (with the product releasing energy lower than what you put in) some of that energy is converted into matter. On a large scale, this is very inefficient.
Theoretically, fusion and fission, with the right atoms, could do the same. This is still inefficent, because it takes so much energy for a little mass However, what really would be the point in producing matter when we have so much it?
@macmansa: "i have a question you can turn matter into energy right? but how do you turn energy into matter?"
Matter starts turning into energy when it approaches the speed of light.
Energy starts turning into matter as it grows slower than the speed of light.
For Earthlings to use this energy is just a pipe dream. In order to harvest the energy, we would have to construct a huge toroidal winding and place it within the magnetic field of the generator. Then, we would have to devise a means of bringing the harvested energy to earth. There is not enough material in our solar system to construct such a system. Our best bet is to harvest from the huge magnetic field of Jupiter and convert it to microwave energy. That we can do. The energy from Jupiter is close enough to allow converting it and storing it in a huge condenser valult in space. The vault could connect to a transmitter beaming the energy to another vault on the moon. You could not beam directly to earth because the beam width would be so wide when it arrives on earth it would fry everything. A narrow beam from the moon could direct it to a collector in a remote area.