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Graham2001
2003-Aug-10, 10:57 AM
Just something I've always wondered about, what would effect would an Active Galactic Nucleus(sic) have on the development of life within a galaxy?

Graham

glen chapman
2003-Aug-10, 11:26 AM
Okay I asked this exact question at a lecture at Sydney Observatory a few years ago.

The response: At the distance Earth orbits. Enough of the energy would be absorbed by intervening dust clouds, not to cause a problem.

AGN Fuel
2003-Aug-11, 01:08 AM
Okay I asked this exact question at a lecture at Sydney Observatory a few years ago.

The response: At the distance Earth orbits. Enough of the energy would be absorbed by intervening dust clouds, not to cause a problem.


Although I don't think I would like to be in the path of one of those near-relativistic bipolar jets! :wink:

dgruss23
2003-Aug-11, 03:06 AM
They might be a better ride on a galactic surfboard than those density waves. :wink:

beskeptical
2003-Aug-11, 08:46 AM
Bacteria and other single celled or smaller organisms might make it in a real deadly environment. Heck, they might even develop to use radiation as an energy source.