In movies, black holes are always shown as this giant spiraling entity that sucks everything that passes nearby into it. But in the real world many of them actually emit energy, sending it outward. Here’s one that was found recently in a galaxy far far away.
The bubble has a diameter of 1000 light-years and is expanding at about a million kilometers per hour. The black hole, located 12 million light-years away in the outer spiral of galaxy NGC 7793, has been blowing the bubble for about 200,000 years. Pretty much everything about this black hole and its bubble boggles comprehension…
Makes you feel kinda small, eh?
[Hat tip: Slashdot]