In a recent celestial breakthrough, an international team of astronomers has detected a mysterious black hole which is likely to cause new star formation. Located in Phoenix Galaxy – some 5.7 billion light years from Earth, the discovery of this black hole is expected to lead scientists towards more explorations regarding black hole obscurity.
According to the research paper, appeared in the Astrophysical Journal, Phoenix Cluster – located nearly 5.7 light-years away from Earth and is the house to some 1,000 galaxies, also hosts a first-of-its-kind gas-producing black hole in its core. The black hole is continually recycling hot radio jets into cold fuel, which is believed to be a vital factor for the formation of new stars. According to the researchers, the black hole is emitting extremely powerful radio jets that are stimulating the creation of cold gas in the comprehensive corona of hot gas in Phoenix’s Core. This recycling process is transmitting raw fuels which in the end can stimulate the configuration of new stars in the galaxy.
The powerful radio jets, being generated by the unnamed black hole are commonly believed to be the primary factor that suppresses the creation of new stars. But surprisingly, the black hole, through a recycling process is recycling the hot Radio gases into cold fuel, resulting in the possible simulation of new star formation. As highlighted by the researchers, the rate of gas emission ranges up to 10-million-degree and blowing out large bubbles into the close by plasma.
The research was mutually carried out by a team of astronomers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States (US) and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (UK). Regarding the possible risks associated with the new black hole, the astronomers said, the potential of new star formation is still subjective to further research. The scorching radio jets and supermassive bubbles generated from Phoenix cluster’s core might also have contradictory consequence and turn out cold gas that successively flows back the gases onto the galaxy, rather than creating new stars.Tags: black hole, cosmos, star, star formation