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NASA/ESA captures a monster that bends spacetime, tearing the galaxy into 3

Sunday, October 10, 2021 13:30 PM (GMT+7)

A spectacular cosmic view in which a spiral galaxy appears to be torn in three has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA/ESA), revealing the mysterious presence of something warping in space. time.

According to Sci-News, astronomers refer to the event of the galaxy splitting in three as the “Hamilton’s Object”, in which the galaxy in question was not actually torn apart, but something mysterious created the two. its distorted “ghost”, fooling Earthlings’ telescopes.

Image of a galaxy that looks like it’s been torn into three by the impact of a galaxy cluster warping spacetime – Photo: HUBBLE/NASA/ESA

The team led by Dr Timothy Hamilton from Shawnee State University, Dr Richard Griffths from the University of Hawaii (USA) and Dr Jenny Wagner from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) said that this phenomenon is due to the huge gravitational force. of an unclassified cluster of galaxies, which warped spacetime.

Looking deeper with the WM Keck Telescope located in Hawaii, they discovered that the foreground galaxy cluster is SDSS J223010.47-081017.8, up to 7 billion light-years away. Its power to warp spacetime has made the space in front of Hubble’s view into a magical lens, the images behind are all multiplied and distorted.

This phenomenon has been observed before by Dr. Timothy Hamilton when observing quasars, or “quasars”, usually super bright, super powerful black holes “disguised” as stars when observed normally from Earth. . Quasars are also capable of warping spacetime and causing the images behind it to be monstrously altered. Thus, similar phenomena are called “Hamilton’s Objects” by astronomers.

The study has just been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.


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