Two huge black holes will collide in space: space and time will be distorted, scientists warn

A new study predicts that two supermassive black holes will collide within 10,000 years, creating cosmic reverberations.

A team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology discovered that a pair of supermassive black holes located in deep space, approximately 9 billion light years away, orbit each other every two years.

The mass of each supermassive black hole is estimated to be hundreds of millions of times greater than that of the Sun.

The separation between the bodies is more than fifty times greater than that between Pluto and our sun. The massive impact of the pair's collision, which will occur in about 10,000 years, is expected to shake space and time and cause gravitational waves to spread across the universe.

The unexpected phenomenology of Blazar PKS 2131-021: a unique supermassive missing hole Binaridate was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered evidence that this event takes place inside quasars, which are extremely powerful objects. A quasar is a very bright active galactic nucleus powered by black holes that are billions or perhaps millions of times larger than the sun.

The quasar found in this study, PKS 2131-021, is a member of the subgroup of blazar quasars, which are quasars with a jet pointing toward Earth. Although there may be two supermassive black holes orbiting within the quasars, astronomers have been unable to locate conclusive evidence for this theory.

After more than 45 years of study, researchers say PKS 2131-021 is currently the second known quasar with two impending colliding supermassive black holes.

OJ 287 is the name of the oldest known quasar, which has two more distant black holes orbiting each other every nine years.


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