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.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||19 November 2014, 12:00|
|Size:||3840 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar|