Discovery of an Unusual Alignment of Black Holes

Such alignment exist only when super gigantic black holes in this part of space are all spinning in the similar direction.

SOUTH AFRICA – Images of deep space captured with the radio telescope Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) have revealed a surprising finding: an alignment of super gigantic black holes emit jets of radiation rotating in the same direction. This discovery is so unusual this that had never been observed or theorized earlier in cosmology..

A team of astronomers from the Universities of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape (South Africa) was investigating radius images of an area of deep space that spans more than three million light years we know as ELAIS-N1. The study was aimed to examine the sources weaker radio stations and more distant universe when given with something extraordinary.

Scientists observed a novel behavior in a group of black holes located in the center of their galaxies: the jets emitted were aligned and the only plausible explanation seems to be the mysterious fact that all these black holes in galactic nuclei are spinning in exactly the same direction.

Andrew Russ Taylor, leader of the study, said that given that these black holes do not know each other nor have any way of exchanging information or influenced directly to each other in such a wide scale, this alignment must have been produced during the formation of galaxies, in the early universe.

Research generates new questions about our universe such as;  Is there a cosmic inclination towards certain key orientations in the formation and evolution of galaxies?  It is likely that the answer to this question will pave the way for us to predict how our universe may be in the future.

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

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