Scientists have spotted a mind-blowing phenomenon that has never been seen so far.
There’s a black hole that’s about 8,000 light years away from Earth which has caught the eye of astronomers due to its really strange nature.
V404 Cygni black hole
The Daily Mail reports that the black hole is called V404 Cygni and it has been spotted ejecting plasma in high-speed clouds. This happened in a way which has never been seen before.
The black hole was sucking gas from a nearby star and while it’s true that black holed spit out matter, researchers observers that this one was shooting out plasma in rapid succession.
Experts believe that there’s a connection between the strange phenomenon and the ‘wobble of a spinning top,’ as it spun rapidly over the span of just a few hours.
The study was led by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and it has been published in the journal Nature.
According to the experts, the spinning jet was triggered by a misalignment between an accretion disk that was created by the star’s matter and the black hole as well.
Intense radiation has caused the inner part of the accretion disk to “puff up into a doughnut-shaped structure,’ resulting in it spinning like a top,” describes the Daily Mail.
The photos are artists’ impressions, of course.
One of the most extraordinary black hole systems
“This is one of the most extraordinary black hole systems I’ve ever come across,” said James Miller-Jones, lead author of the study.
He continued and explained, “Like many black holes, it’s feeding on a nearby star, pulling gas away from the star and forming a disk of material that encircles the black hole and spirals towards it under gravity.”
He continued and said that what’s different in V404 Cygni is that the disk of material and the black hole are misaligned.
Read more on the subject and check out a video and pics on the Daily Mail’s original article.
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