Resident OmniNerd wyldeling race to build a death ray was recently lost to Mother Nature. Using a variety of telescopes, astronomers have trained their recent attention on Galaxy 3C321, affectionately dubbed the "Death Star Galaxy." 3C321’s core contains a super massive black hole from which a stream of x and gamma ray energy are emanating. What sets this situation apart from other radiation streams is the energy beam is focused onto the center of another galaxy and is actively destroying it. Thus, whereas Wyldeling sought only a "world dominating Death Ray," Mother Nature upped the ante with a galaxy destroying Death Star.
"The photons can have a really dramatic, profound effect on a planetary atmosphere," astronomers remarked. "You would basically render extinct all surface forms of life." Despite its destructive powers, scientists believe the energy particles may be stirring the mixing pot necessary for creating new stars and planets from the interstellar residue.
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