During a much-revealing space photo session, Hubble captures Hubble Captures Powerful Collision inside Extragalactic Black Hole. The event occurred on early Friday morning offering insights into one of the rarest astronomical phenomena to have ever been noticed in a black hole so far.
On early Friday morning Hubble sent new photo materials on Earth. By closely analyzing these new pictures, scientists were able to identify an unusual activity within a black hole. According to their recent reports, the pics revealed an extragalactic jet stemming from a black hole collision.
The plasma mass has become more visible in the past years as it is believed that it gradually increases its surface. The black hole collision produced incredible large amounts of energy, judging by the bright light that was released during the impact.
As experts explained, the explosion was caused by one blob of plasma crashing into another one existing within the black hole of the sixth brightest galaxy of our sky, NGC 3862. The jet ensuing from the collision has an estimated length of 1,300-light-years, but it is very narrow. Although the density of the luminous jet is lighter than that of our atmosphere, the energy existing in the luminous ray is characterized by an incredible energy force.
Experts believe the jet can cause tremendous damages to any of the celestial bodies that might come across its way. The light is using 98% of the speed of light to travel.
Even though the collision has already taken place, astronomers believe many more changes will take place in the black hole in the following period. The two plasma blobs are now merging giving birth to a bigger plasmatic shape. The merging process could last up to 20-30 years, according to scientists’ estimations.
Eileen Meyer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore told the press that such jet propulsions are not very unusual inside black holes. They become noticeable only when charged particles get caught up in the magnetic field of the black hole, thus causing them to fly away. These two plasma particles were almost swallowed by the supernova before they were ejected throughout the universe.
Meyer has further stated that analysts have reasons to believe that one of the two particles has flown all across the universe until it has met the other plasma blob in the black hole. The former had a slower drive across the space as it had to clear its path along the way.
The recent images will be used to determine how the kinetic energy ensuing from the collision is gradually turned into radiation, experts have concluded. The results of the recent tests will be published in the journal of Nature.
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