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Record-breaking Explosion by Black Hole

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Record-breaking Explosion by Black Hole Spotted

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The biggest explosion seen in the universe has been found. This record-breaking, gargantuan eruption came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light years away.

"In some ways, this blast is similar to how the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 ripped off the top of the mountain," said Simona Giacintucci of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, and lead author of the study. "A key difference is that you could fit fifteen Milky Way galaxies in a row into the crater this eruption punched into the cluster's hot gas."

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Hi guys hope everyone is doing well.

i had some questions about this explosion?

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.space.com/amp/biggest-cosmic-explosion-universe-discovery.html
 

1. If the explosion was that big and took up so much space does that mean all the planets and stars in the vicinity of the burst were destroyed?

2. The article mentions that the explosion took place over millions of years but has stopped now, how do they know it stopped. Can they still see that area?

3. how long will it take for the shockwave from this event to reach us here on earth.

4. can the effects of this reach is in our lifetimes?

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1 hour ago, Damien99 said:

1. If the explosion was that big and took up so much space does that mean all the planets and stars in the vicinity of the burst were destroyed?

Yes. What is being observed is a cavity,  an area devoid stars and planets.

1 hour ago, Damien99 said:

2. The article mentions that the explosion took place over millions of years but has stopped now, how do they know it stopped. Can they still see that area?

How do you know if a bomb has stopped exploding? Because you don't see an explosion. Same thing here. They are observing the after effects of an explosion. 

1 hour ago, Damien99 said:

3. how long will it take for the shockwave from this event to reach us here on earth.

The shockwave won't reach us here, the explosion was hundreds of millions of light years away. Intergalactic space is essentially a vacuum, so there is nothing for a shock wave to travel through... certainly not over those distances. 

1 hour ago, Damien99 said:

4. can the effects of this reach is in our lifetimes? 

The effects of this will never reach us.

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10 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Yes. What is being observed is a cavity,  an area devoid stars and planets.

How do you know if a bomb has stopped exploding? Because you don't see an explosion. Same thing here. They are observing the after effects of an explosion. 

The shockwave won't reach us here, the explosion was hundreds of millions of light years away. Intergalactic space is essentially a vacuum, so there is nothing for a shock wave to travel through... certainly not over those distances. 

The effects of this will never reach us.

So the shockwave is not expanding in that region still destroying things in its path?

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14 minutes ago, Damien99 said:

So the shockwave is not expanding in that region still destroying things in its path?

I mentioned INTERGALACTIC space. That is the space between galaxies. The shock wave passes through INTERSTELLAR space, that is the space between the stars within a galaxy.

This event is not in our galaxy, it is in a galaxy hundreds of millions of light years away. What's more, because we are observing an event in a galaxy hundreds of millions of light years away we are observing an event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago,

You don't seem to have a grasp of how big space is. Light travels at a speed of around 300,000 kilometres per second (186,282 miles per second). A light year is (as the name suggests) the distance light travels in one year, which is 5,879,000,000,000 (5.879 TRILLION) miles, or 9.461 trillion km. The nearest star is 4.2 ly away. This event is hundreds of millions of ly away, so it is more than 6 hundred million, trillion miles away (that is a 6 followed by 20 zeros).

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8 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

I mentioned INTERGALACTIC space. That is the space between galaxies. The shock wave passes through INTERSTELLAR space, that is the space between the stars within a galaxy.

This event is not in our galaxy, it is in a galaxy hundreds of millions of light years away. What's more, because we are observing an event in a galaxy hundreds of millions of light years away we are observing an event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago,

You don't seem to have a grasp of how big space is. Light travels at a speed of around 300,000 kilometres per second (186,282 miles per second). A light year is (as the name suggests) the distance light travels in one year, which is 5,879,000,000,000 (5.879 TRILLION) miles, or 9.461 trillion km. The nearest star is 4.2 ly away. This event is hundreds of millions of ly away, so it is more than 6 hundred million, trillion miles away (that is a 6 followed by 20 zeros).

I understand that, but my question was you had said the explosion is done cause they see the area but in that specific area Is the  shockwave expanding in that region still destroying things in its path?

 

so they didn’t see the actual explosion the . Is there still stats and galaxies around there?

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6 minutes ago, Damien99 said:

I understand that, but my question was you had said the explosion is done cause they see the area but in that specific area Is the  shockwave expanding in that region still destroying things in its path?

 

so they didn’t see the actual explosion the . Is there still stats and galaxies around there?

Read the first line of the article until you understand it and then try thinking for yourself.

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23 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Read the first line of the article until you understand it and then try thinking for yourself.

This one 

Astronomers have spotted a cosmic blast that dwarfs all others.

the article you posted or I did 

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Also is there still other stars and galaxies in that area of the universe that we see 

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