US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have discovered something strange emanating from the center of the Milky Way: an unknown signal that, according to astronomers, can come from the supermassive black hole of our Galaxy.
Researchers at Keio Private Japan University believe that the signal that reached Earth formed when the accretion disk around the black hole flared up and emitted extremely fast radio waves.
An article on this subject was published in the scientific journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Astronomers managed to intercept such a fast radio burst thanks to the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) complex of radio telescopes located in the Chilean Atacama Desert.
Mysterious powerful signals emanating from other galaxies, scientists have recorded many times. However, they are not like the one that emanated from the center of the Galaxy, in which, by the way, we are with you.
“This signal may be radiation caused by some exotic phenomena occurring near a black hole,” said Keio Tomoharu University professor Oka in a press release.
Watching black holes using existing technology is still not an easy task. An unusual signal can result from numerous fluctuations (fluctuations, random deviations of any magnitude) that are caused by the dizzying rotation of hot gas around a black hole.
Simply put, in the orbit of a black hole, matter can “go crazy” and cause real chaos. People prefer to streamline everything, look for a systematic and strange signal of an unknown nature – it is surprising and even shocking.
Professor Tomoharu Oka believes that the received signal brings us closer to creating a picture of the supermassive black hole of the Milky Way using the Event Horizon Telescope, which on April 10, 2019 received an image of a black hole inside the galaxy M 87.
There is no doubt that the powerful signal came from the gravitational influence of the black hole, but what is the nature of its origin? Astronomers have no clear answer yet.
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