Lightning Bolts Bigger Than the Milky Way

In case you haven’t heard, scientists have discovered evidence for a cosmic jet with the energy of a trillion lightning bolts. The energy is thought to be generated in magnetic fields surrounding the black hole at the heart of the galaxy.

Imagine living in a galaxy in which you could get zapped by a stray bolt. What would that look like arcing across the night sky? How would it change your perspective on the world?

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