Reply to post: Pulsed vrs continuous

It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

Geralds-for-himself

Pulsed vrs continuous

So the LHC can push protons to 14 Tev, the total energy in a beam is significant.

Using data from CERN:

2808 bunches of protons * 1.2 x 10^11 protons * 6.5 Tev / proton ~= 3.78 10^9 joules

I know we say 14 Tev, that would up the energy to ~7.5 10^9 joules

Pardon my crude calculations....

I bet the quasar is outputting more than that per day...

I would say the total energy, were it directed directly at Earth might cause some problems

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