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Ep. 16, Page 79
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Comic 1044 - Ep. 16, Page 79

8th Jun 2012, 3:50 AM in Episode 16 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 8th Jun 2012, 3:50 AM edit delete
New readings from nearby active galaxy NGC 4151, aka the "Eye of Sauron," show that X-rays emitted from the area of its core are not coming directly from the feeding supermassive black hole there, but from a location just above the hole's accretion disc; the X-rays bounce off the disc and come to us as an "echo." X-rays are in blue in this composite image (yellow = optical, red = radio):


moizmad 8th Jun 2012, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Dang, I always get my hand caught in closing doors too!
smbhax 8th Jun 2012, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
Ooh it's the worst! >_<
cattservant 9th Jun 2012, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
You know, there's a very large percentage of what's going on Out There that might not be be what we think it is....
smbhax 10th Jun 2012, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Yeah as the whole "dark energy" etc ridiculousness makes clear ;)