Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Black holes are actually 'green'

A new study finds that supermassive black holes, located at the heart of some galaxies, are the most fuel efficient engines in the universe.
  • "If you could make a car engine that was as efficient as one of these black holes, you could get about a billion miles out of a gallon of gas," said study team leader Steve Allen of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University.
  • "In anyone's book, that would be pretty green."

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