NASA astronomers have discovered a "death star galaxy" with a super massive black hole that is blasting a neighboring galaxy with deadly radiation. It's the first time scientists have witnessed such a phenomenon. The hungry black hole has been zapping a galaxy 20,000 light years away for about a million years, reports Space.com.
Although the massive jet of radiation is deadly, it may also be life-giving by helping new planets to form, scientists theorize. "Jets can be highly disruptive but create stellar nurseries," said an astrophysicist. "It's a fascinating sort of duality about how these high-energy phenomena influence the environments in which they're embedded."