As far as the mysteries of outer space go, few elicit more excitement and intrigue than black holes.
Questions abound on these mysterious deep space phenomenon, including but not limited to questions such as:
“Where did they originate from?”
“How close are they getting to Earth?”
“What would happen if you were to go through one, and what lies on the other side?”
Black holes are a constant source of wonder for NASA scientists, U̳F̳O̳logists, U̳F̳O̳ enthusiasts and everyone in between.
And while they are the subject of intense study, there’s a still a lot we don’t know about them.
Recently, NASA space telescopes captured something remarkable, involving a type of energy exchange involving a black hole in outer space that had never been seen to date, and it could change how they understand and comprehend how black holes are capable of powering some of the brightest objects in the cosmos.
Black Hole Energy Pulse Witnessed for the First Time by NASA
It’s an obvious fact that everyone knows about black holes even if they don’t spend all day looking at them through space telescopes: black holes generally have been programmed to suck things in, not spew them out.
But according to an article by the Physics and Astronomy Zone blog, NASA has detected something bizarre in the supermassive black hole Markarian 335: two of the organization’s space telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Array (NuSTAR), observed a black hole’s corona being “launched” away from the supermassive black hole.
An enormous pulse of X-ray energy spewed out, the blog stated, something that had never been seen before.
“This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare. This will help us comprehend how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the cosmos.” Dan Wilkins, of Saint Mary’s University, said.
The principal investigator of NuSTAR, Fiona Harrison, added that the nature of the energetic source was “enigmatic,” adding that the capability to record the event should have provided some clues about the black hole’s size and structure, as well as some new info on how they celestial vortexes actually work.
The good news for anyone who may be on edge about this is that this black hole is still 324 million miles away.
Can A̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s Harness the Power of Black Holes to Generate Energy?
While the jury is out on how this phenomenon may be affecting other celestial bodies in the area, and perhaps any particular intelligent races of beings who may be flying around out there, the good news is that it shouldn’t have and hasn’t had any effect on our particular corner of the cosmos.
When it comes to black holes, the truth is clearly out there: these particular celestial vortexes hold vast secrets of powerful energy sources that haven’t been and may never be explored in-depth.
One recent theory, however, posits that a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s may in fact be capable of harnessing the power of black holes for their own benefit — a phenomenon that should be worrisome for anyone who believes that there are hostile races out there (although most a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ races are said to be benevolent).
According to a post this month from the website SciTech Daily, a 50-year-old theory that began as speculation about how an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ could use a black hole to generate energy has been experimentally verified for the first time in a Glasgow research lab.
In 1969, British physicist Roger Penrose suggested that energy could be generated by lowering an object into the black hole’s ergosphere, which is the outer layer of its event horizon, where an object would have to move faster than the speed of light in order to remain still.
Penrose predicted the object would acquire negative energy in this bizarre quadrant of space.
By dropping the object and splitting it in two so that one half falls into the black hole while the other is recovered, the recoil action would measure a loss of negative energy.
Effectively, the recovered half would gain energy extracted from the black hole’s rotation.
The scale of the engineering challenge this process would require is so ambitious, however, that perhaps only an extremely advanced, likely a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳, c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ would be able to do it — and it’s certainly something far beyond the capabilities of present-day NASA.