Dancing 'cosmic ghosts' spotted by astronomers and they look beautiful
New Delhi : The astronomers at Western Sydney University and CSIRO have spotted 'dancing cosmic ghosts' deep in the sky during the first deep sky search utilising CSIRO's ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder) radio telescope.
The scientists said that the movement is being caused by the winds from two active supermassive black holes at a distance of approximately a billion light-years.
They have been named PKS 2130-538 and nothing is known about them.
While the 'ghosts' and the two radio galaxies assumed to be responsible for their creation have been spotted previously, none have been caught in such detail.
The findings by the astronomers have been published in the Australian Astronomical Society's publications (PASA).
Ray Norris, of Western Sydney University and CSIRO, the study's principal author, stated that it came as a complete surprise to the EMU team.
The most well-known radio sources are active supermassive black holes at galaxies' cores.
This is because material is channeled around the perimeter of the event horizon via magnetic field lines and blasted away from the poles in the form of radio-loud jets as these black holes consume stuff.
(Information Source: WION)