The Western Lines

November 18, 2009

The Universe – Extreme Energy

Today on Discovery Enterprise we explore the concept of energy. Energy is the driving force of the Cosmos. It is the very stuff of matter, life and mind. Energy can neither we created nor destroyed but, only transformed from one form of energy into another.

Ours is a universe of vast yet finite energy. But, where did this energy come from? In the Cosmos energy takes many forms and can manifest itself in spectacular ways. From powerful jets ejected from black holes to the raw nuclear fury of our Sun. But, the total amount of energy in the universe maintains perfect equilibrium–no more can be added or taken away. And, what new vast energy resources can an advanced technological civilization hope to harness?

The Universe – Extreme Energy


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