Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Great Empty meet Deep Quiet

I've always referred to the Void of space as the Great Empty (though truthfully it is utterly filled with crap!) and the oceans as the Deep Quiet. Scientists have discovered a huge cloud of water vapor surrounding a quasar "a way out yonder ways." The article gives a humorous analogy about how much what it is. But in situations like this I like to quote Monty Python's the Life of Brian:

"To join the PFJ you have to really hate the Romans!"
"I do! I hate the Romans!"
"Oh yeah? How much?"
"Ahhh ALOT!"

Its ALOT of water. A whole lot of water. Apparently made by atom smashing.

"The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together."

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