Hubble observed a rare event in deep space at 260 million light years away


Astronomers hope this new finding helps them learn more about this strange effect because extragalactic jets are not well understood. Hubble has observed galaxy NCG 3862 over the course of 20 years. The event resulted in increased brightness from the scene of the accident. Scientifically explaining, astronomers believe that the gas comprises these features originally falls onto the stars or near the black hole, where the material is super heated. It is then ejected away from the body through acceleration delivered by the rotation of the central object. “Something like this has never been seen before in an extragalactic jet. This will allow us a very rare opportunity to see how the energy of the collision is dissipated into radiation,” Eileen Meyer of the Space Telescope Science Institute or STScI said.


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