Scientists detect 64 black holes discharging radio waves in same direction

Scientists detect 64 black holes discharging radio waves in same direction

Scientists for the first time have been able to detect as many as 64 supermassive black holes together covering a large region of our universe called ELAIS-N1. Most remarkable point about the discovery is that all those black holes are sending radio signals in the same direction. The new discovery was published by researchers from South Africa on Monday. Radio jets are emissions of radio waves from the black holes. "This is not obviously expected based on our current understanding of cosmology. It’s a bizarre finding”, said Romeel Dave, an astrophysicist with the University of the Western Cape. The finding came unexpected when the South African scientists from the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape were trying to map faint radio emissions with the help of the South African MeerKAT radio telescope and the soon-to-be-built Square Kilometre Array, which when completed will become world's most powerful radio telescope. They soon stumbled upon mapping the radio emissions of ELAIS-NI by employing deep radio imaging as part of their three-year survey. The scientists also used the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in India that made it possible detecting the odd black hole alignment through radio wave emissions. The discovery spurred many new questions and theories as regard to black holes. Read More: Maine News Online
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