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Universe's highest electric current found

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Universe's highest electric current found


www.newscientist. com

A COSMIC jet 2 billion light years away is carrying the highest electric current ever seen: 10E18 amps, equivalent to a trillion bolts of lightning.

Philipp Kronberg of the University of Toronto in Canada and colleagues measured the alignment of radio waves around a galaxy called 3C303, which has a giant jet of matter shooting from its core. They saw a sudden change in the waves' alignment coinciding with the jet. "This is an unambiguous signature of a current," says Kronberg.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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I thought those of you researching the theory of an "Electric Universe" might enjoy this discovery.



A trillion lightning strikes! That's amazing power, and it makes me think we have a long way to go to understand the extremes of our reality.

By the way the 10^18 Amps = one exaAmp... (whew!)

www.newscientist. com
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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That's a lot of juice. Chuck Norris must have sneezed.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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Lets harvest that thing for about a year.. and we should have more then enough power

2n



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Does that charge just dissipate into the universe? Or is this a clue to harness energy from space itself. Perhaps future space travel will use this universal static to jump light years. Maybe by using a huge magnet force fueled by the universe herself will allow you to jump through space.
Just a thought, you never know what’s next.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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The energy will remain energy, it might change forms (light, heat, etc.) and I guess it could transfer to matter too. But it ain't going away.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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If energy never disappears, only changes then I think the possibility of using it as it floats through space is a definite possibility. Just think of our own energy needs, things seem to use less and less of it. (Things not us we just want more things) Who knows, maybe opening a wormhole will need a lot less energy than we think and maybe it’s just floating around waiting to be used.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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I wonder what it is exactly , that is emitting these extremely powerful electric currents. Is it even something at all?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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1.21 GIGAWATTSSSSS!!!!! That is a insane amount of energy. Wonder if it could somehow be harnessed?
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