Astronomers claim massive black hole might be hidden under newly discovered quasar quartet, based on the recent space analyses they have made.
An impressive cosmic phenomenon took place on early Friday morning as astronomers witnessed a Quasar quartet for the first time in their lives. Quasars have been scientifically described as active galactic nuclei that are generally characterized by huge amounts of energy.
The powerful field of electromagnetic energy is what worries scientists the most. Quasars have the ability to create massive black holes on their own, so astronomers are trying to figure out where the quartet of quasars can lead to.
Based on the recent researches they have made so far, the newly discovered quartet might be hiding a massive, unprecedented black hole capable of sucking in other celestial bodies. If we were to take the worst scenarios into account the massive black hole could swallow everything up as nothing can prevent it from doing so. Not even light can stop black holes from pulling other celestial bodies within their nucleus, scientists have concluded.
The quasar quartet is said to have emerged upon the release of energy during black hole formation. Their presence within space maps is all the more surprising as quasars can only be observed within a very brief window interval.
Astronomers will forever remember the day they noticed the quasar quartet as these phenomena are extremely rare. Quasars are said to exist at a distance of millions of light years from one another. So far, scientists have only identified 100 pairs of quasars and two well-studied triplets.
Figures and calculations have shown that the newly discovered quasars within the quartet are very close to one another. More specifically, the four celestial bodies are only separated by 650,000 light years.
The quartet was not discovered by accident; scientists are convinced that there are specific factors that have led to their appearance. As a consequence, they plan to use all the resources they have gathered up to the present moment to pinpoint and analyze the circumstances that have led to their formation.
When they were first discovered the quasars were surrounded by a cloud of hydrogen gas, according to scientists’ declarations. These findings will later serve as a basis for the study and, hopefully the understanding of the mechanisms of quasar formation.
The first quasars were formed approximately 10 billion years ago. This information together with other discoveries that scientists have made will be published in this week’s Science publication.
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