Artist’s impression of mysterious alignment of quasar rotation axes

This artist's impression shows schematically the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures that they inhabit that observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed. These alignments are over billions of light-years and are the largest known in the Universe.

The large-scale structure is shown in blue and quasars are marked in white with the rotation axes of their black holes indicated with a line.

This picture is for illustration only and does not depict the real distribution of galaxies and quasars.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Tunnistus:eso1438a
Tyyppi:Kuvitus
Julkaisupäivä:19. marraskuuta 2014 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1438
Koko:3840 x 2400 px

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Tyyppi:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Kategoria:Illustrations

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