Unleash Cosmic Power: Energy flow in the largest shock waves in the universe

Concept illustration of astrophysical shock waves of the universe

An international team of researchers has successfully estimated the size and melting speed of a shock wave in a merging galaxy cluster, finding that the energy released is 2.3 1038 W. This result was made possible by exploiting a recent collision of clusters, which facilitated the complex measurement of celestial objects. (Artists concept.) A team … Read more