Scientists at Western Sydney University and CSIRO have found dancing ghosts deep in the cosmos as part of the first deep sky search using CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope.
Winds from two active supermassive black holes at a distance of about a billion light years produce them, scientists say.
PKS 2130-538 is the name given to them, and nothing is known about them.
While the “ghosts” and the two radio galaxies believed to be responsible for their creation have been spotted previously, neither has been captured in such detail.
As a result, the discovery would have been accepted for publication in the publications of the Australian Astronomical Society (PASA).
He says this is one of many that have been provided after extensive research.
Ray Norris of Western Sydney University and CSIRO, the study’s lead author, said it came as a total surprise to the UEM team.
The best-known radio sources are the supermassive black holes active in the heart of galaxies.
This is because the material is channeled around the perimeter of the event horizon via magnetic field lines and projected away from the poles in the form of radio-strong jets as these black holes consume substances.
(With contributions from agencies)