Astronomers and an international team of researchers have discovered a huge explosion by combining powerful space- and ground-based telescopes — the largest explosion the universe has experienced since the Big Bang 14 billion years ago,media CNET reported. The unprecedented jet of the unprecedented jet, found in the Serpentine galaxy cluster about 390 million light-years from Earth, requires five times more energy than previous record holders.
At the heart of the galaxy cluster, the researchers point out, is a supermassive black hole – the cluster itself consists of thousands of galaxies, airstreams, and dark matter clusters. The researchers believe that the hungry “big beast” vomited a lot of material and energy into space and was discovered by telescopes in space and on Earth.
“We’ve seen an explosion at the center of the Milky Way before, but it’s too big,” said Melanie Johnston Houlet, an astronomer at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy research in Western Australia. “
The discovery, published Friday in the Astrophysical Journal, combines X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM Newton Observatory with radio data from the Murchison Wide Field Array in Western Australia and the Great Rice Radio Telescope in India. By studying galaxy clusters at different wavelengths, the team was able to form a theory of the explosions that occurred in them.
However, the astronomy team did not actually capture the explosion in real time. In 2016, a study published in the Monthly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society used Chandra data to show “unusually curved edges” in an X-ray image of the snake.” They believe disafory a huge heat chamber, but do not consider the possibility of an explosion. And the latest data seems to tell a different story.
Study co-author Maxim Markevitch, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said the team studied the jet and found that the signalwas “fit for X-rays, like a hand in a glove.” “The researchers didn’t see the explosion happening in real time. Unfortunately, the explosion was over. Instead, the team compared it to “fossils” found in the universe. Basically, explosions are like dinosaurs, and astronomers use giant radio telescopes to observe the traces of explosions.
“The combined information from X-rays and radio telescopes reveals this extraordinary source, but more data is needed to answer many of the remaining questions about the event,” Johnston Houllett said in a press release. “