The Power of Natural Systems

black hole energy jet

Scientists put this composite image together using photos from the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Dan Evans, the study leader at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge explained, “What we’ve identified is an act of violence by a black hole, with an unfortunate nearby galaxy in the line of fire.”

That’s right. A black hole is blasting an entire galaxy. According to a report in The Washington Post, “That energy, often in the form of highly charged gamma rays and X-rays, shoots out in powerful jets that can be millions of light-years long and 1,000 light-years wide.”

I don’t know what you think about when you look at this stunning image, but I wonder about the life forms that might exist in that far off galaxy. I marvel at the power of nature to prevail over puny organisms with an agenda of its own, planet Earth included.

2 thoughts on “The Power of Natural Systems”

  1. Interesting… Very interesting.

    I think that if there is life, then it would be of a form we could not imagine. I mean; if there is life then the entire planet, from stone to life would have a completely different evolution process. To say nothing for the fact that we are governed by our moon largely – if the planet with life did exist and had a number of moonds, then this would also affect the way in which they live..

    Take care,


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