Human understanding of physics may indicate that driving faster than light is impossible, but researchers on Earth still observe that they are happening in places that are too far to actually actually visit (and usually just as they looked in the distant past) . One of them is a galactic collision, which, at least from our planetary view, looks terrible as a vessel, where no one has ever before before.
NASA this week released the above-built picture of the Abell 1033 galactic cluster of approximately 1.62 billion light-years, showing that gases which appear to be distributed in the form Star TrekUSS Enterprise. NASA wrote that the image was captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, an X-ray telescope that detects overheated gas and a low-frequency array that detects radio emissions.
The image might look peaceful, but it is the result of a cosmic phenomenon that releases an incredible amount of energy. The galaxies are collections of galaxies, which are the largest known entities, which together are made up of gravitational forces that contain both galaxies and a much larger amount of overheated gas. At NASA, the Abell 1033 is actually two galaxies that cluster each other in a cluster and produce "turbulence and shock waves." NASA added that the two clusters are reciprocal with a supermassive black hole that produces high-pressure jets that emerge as radio emissions:
In Abell 1033, a collision in conjunction with another energy cosmic process – the production of large particles with spiral material into a supermassive black hole, is in this case located in the galaxy in one of the clusters. These jets are shown by radio emissions on the left and right of the image. The radio emission produces electrons that spiral around magnetic fields, a process called synchrotron emission.
The electron in jets travel very close to the speed of light. As the galaxy and its black hole moved towards the lower part of the image, the jet on the right slowed down as it collapsed in the second heat of the galaxy in hot gas. The plane on the left did not slow down because it encountered much less hot gas, which apparently seemed to be a jet, but not a straight line that is usually visible.
NASA added that radio broadcasts coming from the cluster would usually lose a lot of their energy when they were radiant and become undiscovered, although "the rather widespread radioactive emission observed in Abell 1033, which extends over 500,000 light-years, that energetic electrons present are larger quantities and with higher energies than previously thought:
Other sources of radioactive emission in the picture in addition to the object of the star object are shorter jets from another galaxy (referred to as "short jets") and "radiophene", which consists of a cloud of electrons fading in radio emissions, and then again the shock waves compressed the cloud. This caused the cloud to re-radiate on radio frequencies as we reported in 2015.
Researchers from Leiden University, the Institute of Radio Astronomy, the University of Hamburg and the Institute of Astrophysics Max Planck published their findings in Science Advances.