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    Electric Current from Galaxy 3C303's Jet: Number Discrepancy


    I realize this is an old thread, but I would really appreciate it if you could clarify something for me. Your post is one of the earliest I can find on the internet that mentions 1018 amps is equivalent to a trillion bolts of lightning. The link at the bottom of your post, to the New Scientist article, is the earliest I can find. (I assume you were quoting that article.) I can't quote the link in my post because I'm a new user here, but it's newscientist dot com/article/mg21028174.900-universes-highest-electric-current-found.html.

    But from what I can tell online, the current in an average bolt of lightning is 20,000 amps. Some sources say 30,000, and the highest recorded have been around 200,000. If we use 20,000 as the average amperage per bolt, then 1018 divided by 20,000 equals FIFTY trillion. That would indicate the electric current from galaxy 3C303's jet is fifty times stronger than what the New Scientist article reported. Even if we say 200,000 amps is the average per bolt, that means this jet is the equivalent FIVE trillion bolts.

    Many online articles that followed the New Scientist one use the "one trillion" figure though. So did they all just copy an erroneous number, or do I really suck at math?

    Thank you!
     
  6. arthiSuresh

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    amazing facts..great work!
     
  7. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    You are correct, they are off by 50x :laie: .What would be more interesting is how they even determined the current from this distance!
     
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    is it true ?
     
  9. anoshchohan

    anoshchohan MDL Novice

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    hello brother i am searching for different fact can you describe that what happend when we do meditaion?
     
  10. R29k

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    The same thing that happens when you take a nap! But I think you are expecting the supernatural bs answer!