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 Astronomers in South Africa discover mysterious alignment of black holes

Astronomers in South Africa discover mysterious alignment of black holes

 
 

Deep radio imaging by researchers at the Universities of the Western Cape and Cape Town, has revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction – most likely a result of primordial mass fluctuations in the early universe.

This new result is the discovery – for the first time – of an alignment of the jets of radio galaxies over a large volume of space, a finding made possible by a three-year deep radio imaging survey of the radio waves coming from  a region called ELAIS-N1  using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT, located in Mumbai, India).

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