Scientists have observed two supermassive black holes that will eventually be involved in a terrible collision. It is said that the singularities are locked in a so-called “death spiral” they can’t escape from. The impact of these two objects will have unforeseen consequences and will produce a devastating tsunami of gravitational waves that will leave a mark on the fabric of time and space.
Here’s hoping that the effects of the massive collision will not reach us on Earth as the black holes are 2.5 billion light-years away. But as there is no exact time frame on their collision, a lot can happen to our solar system until then. It’s quite odd for the current state of the human mind to cope with the realities of space-time. Because light takes a very long time to reach us from that distance, we are actually gazing into the extremely distant past through a telescope.
Scientists Estimate That Two Supermassive Black Holes Are About To Collide
It is possible the black holes have already collided, and news will just take millions or billions of years to reach us due to light speed. So, these gravity waves might just come into contact with Earth someday, having unforeseen circumstances. Scientists have admitted they don’t actually know if two black holes can merge. Another possibility is they would remain independent and be locked in each other’s gravity for all time, in a perpetual dance.
Supermassive black holes are incredibly dense. They are having a density of millions of stars or more. Most galaxies have one at their centers, and some galaxies tend to collide during their movements through space. In time, galaxies reach a certain point in their mingling with one another that their central black holes actually meet up and have their own collision. A collision, the scientific community knows nothing about.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.