Supermassive Black Holes Spawned Massive Cosmic "Dancing Ghosts"

Astronomers from Western Sydney University and Australia's national science agency CSIRO have discovered a strange electron cloud deep in the universe the that looks like "two dancing ghosts."

The strange cloud was discovered during a deep sky survey using CSIRO's Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope.

"When we first saw the 'dancing ghosts' we had no idea what they were," said lead researcher Ray Norris in a statement. "After weeks of work, we figured out we were seeing two 'host' galaxies, about a billion light years away. In their centers are two supermassive black holes, squirting out jets of electrons that are then bent into grotesque shapes by an intergalactic wind."

Image: Western Sydney University

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