Computer simulation of gravitational waves in space.
After discovering the closest pair of twin black holes, scientists advance hypotheses on possible space changes after supermassive black holes collision. The imminent event could shake the entire universe and cause the complete vanish of the galaxy.
Scientists began making suppositions when they first noticed that two supermassive black holes in the Virgo constellation have grown very close to one another in the past months. At the beginning of the year, they estimated that the collision could take place in 200,000 years.
Recent light signals emitted by quasar 1302-102 indicate that the explosion could occur at a much earlier date. Since the two mammoth black holes are separated only by 20 light years, the collision is set to take place in 100,000 years, scientists have explained.
Their new conclusion is based on the high frequency of light signals coming from the said quasar. During past researches, it has been observed that light signals come from the gas discs surrounding the two black holes.
According to the Doppler boost principle, which was used for the current study, the closer the two mammoth black holes come to one another, the more visible and frequent the lights become due to relativistic effects.
It is very hard to say what effects will the collision between the two supermassive black holes have in space, but scientists have already drawn some conclusions, based on their previous observations.
Terrestrials are lucky, in their opinion, that the two celestial bodies belong to a very distant galaxy that is located at 3.5 billion light years away from the Earth. Otherwise, the Earth would have been hit by powerful gravitational waves.
It has been established that a similar collision would equal the effects of 100 million super nova explosions in space. The blast could cause violent space-time undulations leaving the galaxy completely dead.
Interestingly enough, previous researches on Kepler’s super nova explosion have revealed that a similar blast puts millions of dust particles or waves into space. Multiplied by 100 million times, the collision between the two giant black holes could completely alter the space map of the respective galaxy.
While some experts think about the death of the respective galaxy, others take great hope that the twin black hole collision will give birth to a completely new galaxy. One that can support life, much in the same way our Milky Way does.
Their hypothesis is based on past discoveries showing that Milky Way contains dust particles that could have been released during an unprecedented super nova explosion. Both theories, however, have to be proven by additional studies in the field, experts have concluded.
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