To those of us who reside in hurricane prone areas, typhoon belts and tornado center, we might think that we have seen the worst of what destructive winds can do. They destroy houses, uproot trees, damage our crops and kill many of our fellowmen.
Now what would you say to a wind that can destroy our entire planet as if it’s just a tree house or a star sweeping it like a broom that sweeps the dust from your floor. Awesome isn’t it? They do exist. However, don’t worry, they won’t be coming over to give us a taste of what they can do.
NASA says they came up with new measurements made by a pair of space telescope showed that the winds generated by black holes known as PDS 456 is equivalent to one third the speed of light sand pack more energy every second compared to what is produced by more than a trillion of stars.
The measurements proved that the ultra-fast winds from the super massive black hole, which is this case the core of the ultra-dazzling quasar, strike outward in all every direction, according to the information released by the agency. The information also revealed that the winds and the accompanying ionized atoms are so powerful that it can prevent new stars from forming in the galaxy where they are found.
“Now we know quasar winds significantly contribute to mass loss in a galaxy, driving out its supply of gas, which is fuel for star formation,” Dr. Emanuele Nardini, a research associate at Keele University in England and the lead author of a new paper about the research, said in the statement.“It’s a very nice observation, “Dr. Jenny E. Greene said, a Princeton University astrophysicist who was not involved in the new research, told National Geographic.
PDS 456 is more than 2 billion light years from our plant. The measurements were done using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Array and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton.