Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 06:00 AM (GMT + 7)
Two monster black holes born in the early universe have come together to the point of utopia, constantly devouring matter, creating a unique “double quasar”.
According to Sci-tech Daily, this unique object has been identified by the coordination of two space super telescopes, Hubble and Gaia, on a mission to search for distant worlds for NASA and ESA (Aviation Agency American Aerospace and the European Space Agency).
The most terrible “double monster” in the universe are 2 “hearts” of two newly merged galaxies, pushed together – Graphic image from NASA / ESA data
Dr Yue Shen from the University of Illinois, lead author of the study, said this is a form of objects called “quasars”, extremely rare in the universe. They developed a spectroscopic method called Gemini North to find out its nature. Quasars can be understood as an object that closely resembles a star, seen from Earth exactly like a bright star, but it is not. It is actually an area of intense energy created by a monster black hole (a very powerful, supermassive supermass black hole) that is devouring the surrounding matter too quickly.
The double quasars have just been found to be the closest pair of “monsters” ever before – only 10,000 light-years apart, a large but still small distance considering the two supermassive black holes.
The analysis results show that the 2 black holes that make up the binary quasars are the two central black holes of the galaxy. The galaxy that contains them is actually two newly merged galaxies, of which the two quasars are the central black holes of the two old galaxies.
In particular, this rare binary quasar image is actually in a nascent universe, when it was about 3 billion years old. Now we see only because they are too far away, 10 billion light years away, or light 10 billion years away to reach the Earth’s telescope. Thus, the discovery provides a valuable “window of time” to help scientists study the early objects of the universe, as well as the event of galactic fusion in the past.
Our Earth-containing galaxy Milky Way itself will also undergo a merger about the next 2 billion years, with the giant galaxy Andromera (The Fairy).
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