7 Terrifying Monsters We Have Discovered in Space
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Hey Thoughty2 here. The corner of the universe that we live in is pretty quiet; there’s nothing nearby likely to explode, swallow us or just generally try to ruin our weekend. But that’s not to say that there aren’t some terrifying things out there in the darkness that would make you cower under your bed with Mr Fluffles and hope the solar system is just how you left it when you finally crawl out again. Today, we’re looking at some of the most terrifying monsters we have discovered in the universe. Brontophobia is the fear of lightning and there are estimated to be 24,000 lightning-related deaths a year. A typical lightning strike is about 30,000 amps and even these can vaporise metal and fuse sand into glass. But a team at the University of Toronto have found the highest electrical current that has ever been measured, somewhere out in space, measuring an enormous 1018 amps, which is the same as a trillion of our lightning bolts here on Earth. So what’s causing this massive surge of electricity? Has Thor been on the steroids again? It’s actually down to a gigantic black hole at the core of a galaxy called 3C303.
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