Stupefying Cosmic Accelerator Created After Black Hole and Double-Galaxy Collision!

Admin | Published 2017-01-09 00:27

The universe does crazy shit in cosmic proportions. A team of scientists in the US discovered an epic phenomena that blows up massive jet energy across galaxies and blackhole.

The researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) used the best X-ray, optical and radio telescopes in the world. They found that two clusters of galaxies which are 2 billion light years away from Earth merged while a massive distant giant blackhole ejected a burst of matter. What happened as a result of this synchronicity was a massive cosmic ray burst of particle accelerator.

This image of NGC 4194 is a composite of X-rays from Chandra (blue) and optical light data from Hubble (orange). Located above the center of the galaxy, the "hair" of the Medusa is a tidal tail formed by a collision between galaxies. The bright X-ray source found on the left side of Medusa's hair is a black hole. 

“We have seen each of these spectacular phenomena separately in many places,” said Reinout van Weeren, the author of the study. “This is the first time, however, that we have seen them clearly linked together in the same system.” The galaxy clusters Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 each weigh about a quadrillion – or a million billion – times the mass of the Sun. It's hard to wrap our head around that mass!

This illustration shows a stage in the merging of two galaxies. The black holes orbit each other for hundreds of millions of years before they merge to form a single supermassive black hole that sends out intense gravitational waves.

So what exactly happened? The rotating magnetic funnel of the massive black hole accelerated some of the inflowing gas outside of the structure via powerful electromagnetic fields. This gas propelled outward in an energetic, high-speed jet. And what happened when that already high-speed energy encountered another super sonic energy from two colliding galaxies? The answer: Accelerated particles could get even more accelerated. It's like stepping on the accelerator in a universal magnitude. “It’s almost like launching a rocket into low-Earth orbit and then getting shot out of the Solar System by a second rocket blast,” said Felipe Andrade-Santos, co-author of the study. “These particles are among the most energetic particles observed in the Universe, thanks to the double injection of energy.” Source: See: Electromagnetism Proven a ‘Constant Fundamental Force’ Everywhere in the Universe
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