According to the recent announcements made official by the administration, the first images of the brightest galaxy in the universe get released by NASA on Friday. The authority also informed scientists that the discovery of the distant galaxy could serve as an undisputed source of inspiration for many of the researches to come.
NASA has just experienced one of its most successful stories on Friday as space telescopes sent the first pictures of what appears to be an extremely bright galaxy on Earth. WISE J224607.57-052635.0, as it was catalogued by the computers of the administration appears to be incredibly large and luminous, even though scientists have yet many discoveries to make in relation to the characteristics of the galaxy.
The images were captured by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Judging by the information therein contained, the Galaxy is going through a steady process of formation which could lead to many space modifications in the future. They have reached this conclusion after carefully examining the center of the galaxy.
Based on their statements, the rapid evolution going on at the core of the galaxy is a direct consequence of the massive black holes present within the galaxy’s center. It is the only explanation that scientists have found for the powerful energy, ultraviolet and X-ray light that was noticed in the galaxy.
“Supermassive black holes draw gas and matter into a disk around them […] blasting out high-energy, visible, ultraviolet and X-ray light,” astronomers at NASA have stated after releasing the first space photos.
The infra-red light stemming from the bright galaxy was placed in connection to the dense dust cocoons surrounding the newly found celestial formation. The dust heats up when in contact with the galaxy’s atmospheric conditions; thus, causing the light to appear even shinier than it is.
Black holes are extremely common in space, especially to scientists, who have studied these phenomena for almost a century; therefore, researchers where not impressed to find out that the new galaxy could have very large black holes in its center. However, they were thrilled to discover the deepest black hole to have ever been spotted in the universe.
The galaxy and its massive black hole might have travelled long distances to reach us. Calculations have revealed that the black hole crossed 12.5 billion years to come within our vicinity.
Researchers have further stated that the black hole could in fact be a lot older than our galaxy. Scientists have concluded that the black hole of the new galaxy was billions of times the mass of our sun when our universe accomplished a tenth of its current age, namely, 13.8 billion years.
Image Source: CDN